Exchange Bank Declares Increase to Quarterly Cash Dividend

SANTA ROSA, Calif.--()--On February 22, 2017, Exchange Bank (OTC:EXSR) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.80 per share on common stock outstanding to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 6, 2017. The dividend is payable March 17, 2017. The cash dividend was increased by $0.05 per share or 7% above the previous quarterly dividend of $0.75 per share.

Exchange Bank President and CEO, Gary Hartwick, stated, “The Exchange Bank Board of Directors contributes the increased level of dividend payout to the Bank’s strong balance sheet and positive trend in earnings.”

50.44% of the Bank’s cash dividend goes to the Doyle Trust which funds the Doyle Scholarships at the Santa Rosa Junior College.

Forward looking information

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About Exchange Bank

Headquartered in Sonoma County and founded in 1890 with assets of $2.2 billion, Exchange Bank is a premier community bank providing a wide range of personal, commercial and trust and investment services with 18 branches in Sonoma County and a commercial and SBA lending office in Roseville and Marin, California. The Bank’s legacy of financial leadership and community support is grounded in its core values of Commitment, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork.

Exchange Bank is an 11-time winner of the North Bay Business Journal’s North Bay Best Places to Work survey and received the 2016 Healthiest Companies in the North Bay award. NorthBay biz magazine named Exchange Bank 2016 Best Business Bank. Exchange Bank can also be found in the North Bay Business Journal’s listing of leading SBA 7(a) Lenders, Wealth Management Advisors and Wine Industry Lenders. www.exchangebank.com.

Contacts

Exchange Bank
Greg Jahn, 707-524-3218
EVP, Chief Financial Officer

Contacts

Exchange Bank
Greg Jahn, 707-524-3218
EVP, Chief Financial Officer