SBT Bancorp Announces Quarterly Dividend
SIMSBURY, Conn. -- February 21, 2014
The Board of Directors of SBT Bancorp, Inc., (OTCBB: SBTB, CUSIP 78391C106),
the holding company of Simsbury Bank, declared on February 19, 2014 a
quarterly common stock cash dividend of $0.14 per share. The dividend will be
payable on March 14, 2014 to shareholders of record on March 3, 2014.
Robert J. Bogino, Chairman of the SBT Bancorp and Simsbury Bank boards, said,
“The Board and management of SBT Bancorp remain confident in the prospects for
continued growth in the Company’s earnings. As has been the case for most
banks with significant mortgage lending operations, Simsbury Bank’s earnings
from that business line have been adversely impacted in the short run by the
sudden and dramatic increase in interest rates last year. During the coming
quarters, as the housing market adjusts to a higher interest rate environment,
we anticipate that our earnings growth will again reflect strong contribution
from our mortgage operations to complement the continued strong performance of
our commercial and retail business lines. This dividend declaration by the
directors of SBT Bancorp reflects our continued confidence in the future and
our commitment to enhancing shareholder value through the ongoing development
of profitable banking relationships based on a broadened line of financial
products and outstanding customer service. We thank our shareholders for their
support of SBT Bancorp.”
Simsbury Bank is an independent, publicly owned community bank for consumers
and businesses based in Central Connecticut’s Farmington Valley. Simsbury
Bank’s parent company is SBT Bancorp, Inc. whose stock is traded under the
ticker symbol OTCBB: SBTB. The Bank serves customers locally through branches
in Avon, Bloomfield, Granby and Simsbury and regionally through mortgage and
commercial bankers active throughout Southern New England. Simsbury Bank
customers enjoy internet banking and mortgage services at, respectively,
www.simsburybank.com and www.simsburybank.com/mortgages. Bank customers have
free ATM access at thousands of machines across the country through the SUM
program. The Bank offers financial planning, investment and insurance products
through LPL Financial and its affiliates, member FINRA/SIPC.
Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the
intent, belief or current expectations of the Company, its directors or its
officers, are “forward-looking” statements (as such term is defined in the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). Because such statements are
subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from
those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
SBT Bancorp, Inc.
Richard Sudol, CFO, 860-408-5493
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