BILOXI, Miss., Nov. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Peoples Financial Corporation (the "Company")(OTCQX Best Market: PFBX), parent of The Peoples Bank, announced that the Board of Directors of the Company had declared a semi-annual dividend of $0.06 per share on its common stock. The dividend will be payable on December 8, 2021 to shareholders of record on December 3, 2021.
"The Company is committed to paying semi-annual cash dividends to our shareholders, while maintaining our strong capital position. We are pleased to declare this semi-annual dividend of $0.06 per share," said Chevis C. Swetman, chairman and chief executive officer of the Company and the Bank.
The Company also reports that it completed the repurchase of 200,000 shares of its outstanding common stock under a stock repurchase program announced earlier this year. The shares were repurchased at a total cost of $3,375,309.
Founded in 1896, with $825 million in total assets as of September 30, 2021, The Peoples Bank operates 18 branches along the Mississippi Gulf Coast in Hancock, Harrison, Jackson and Stone counties. In addition to offering a comprehensive range of retail and commercial banking services, the Bank also operates a trust and investment services department that has provided customers with financial, estate and retirement planning services since 1936.
Peoples Financial Corporation's common stock is listed on the OTCQX Best Market under the symbol PFBX. Additional information is available on the Internet at the Company's website, www.thepeoples.com, and at the website of the Securities and Exchange Commission, www.sec.gov.
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