ALTAVISTA, Va.--()--The Board of Directors for Pinnacle Bankshares Corporation (the “Company”) (OTCQB: PPBN) declared a cash dividend of $0.05 per share on February 12, 2013 payable March 8, 2013 to shareholders of record as of February 22, 2013. Pinnacle Bankshares is the one-bank holding company for First National Bank (the “Bank”), headquartered in Altavista, Virginia.
“Improved earnings generated during 2012 as compared to 2011 combined with a significant reduction in the Bank’s problem loans have put the Company in a position to provide this return.”
“Our Board is pleased to declare a cash dividend to be paid to our shareholders for the second consecutive quarter,” stated Aubrey H. Hall, III, President & CEO of Pinnacle Bankshares and First National Bank. He further commented, “Improved earnings generated during 2012 as compared to 2011 combined with a significant reduction in the Bank’s problem loans have put the Company in a position to provide this return.”
In declaring the cash dividend the Board reaffirmed its desire to provide consistent returns to the Company’s shareholder base; however it was recognized that caution will still need to be exercised due to a fragile economy and ever changing regulatory requirements.
Pinnacle Bankshares Corporation previously released its fourth quarter 2012 and 2012 earnings on February 6, 2013.
Pinnacle Bankshares Corporation is a locally managed community banking organization based in Central Virginia. The one-bank holding company of First National Bank serves an area consisting primarily of all or portions of the Counties of Campbell, Pittsylvania, Bedford, Amherst and the City of Lynchburg. The Company operates two branches in the Town of Altavista, one branch in the village of Rustburg, two other branches in Campbell County, one branch in the Town of Amherst, one branch in the City of Lynchburg and one branch in the Forest area of Bedford County. First National Bank is in its 105th year in operation.
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