CATSKILL, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Greene County Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ:GCBC) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved the continuation of the Company’s regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.18 per share, reflecting an annual cash dividend rate of $0.72 per share.
The cash dividend for the quarter ended December 31, 2014 will be paid to shareholders of record as of February 13, 2015 and is expected to be paid on or about February 27, 2015.
The Company is the majority-owned subsidiary of Greene County Bancorp, MHC (the “MHC”), a federal mutual holding company, which owns 54.6% of the Company’s outstanding common shares. The MHC has historically waived its right to receive cash dividends from the Company. However, for purposes of cash flow and liquidity, the MHC does not intend to waive its receipt of these dividends to be paid by the Company for the quarter ended December 31, 2014. The MHC received the approval of its members (depositors of The Bank of Greene County) and the non-objection of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, to waive the MHC’s receipt of quarterly cash dividends aggregating up to $0.80 per share to be declared by the Company for the four quarters ending December 31, 2014.
Greene County Bancorp, Inc. is the direct and indirect holding company, respectively, for The Bank of Greene County, a federally chartered savings bank, and Greene County Commercial Bank, a New York-chartered commercial bank, both headquartered in Catskill, New York. The Banks serve the market area currently concentrated around the areas within the Hudson Valley Region of New York.