Commencement Bancorp Inc Announces Cash Dividend

April 24, 2024
2024 Dividend Announcement

Commencement Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX:CBWA) (the “Company”), the holding company for Commencement Bank, announced at its 2023 Annual Meeting of Shareholders that its Board of Directors declared a special, one-time cash dividend of $0.20 per share of its common stock. The cash dividend will be paid on May 31, 2024 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 15, 2024. This will be the Company’s first cash dividend issued, following stock dividends in March 2019 and February 2018.

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“Our investors have been extremely loyal and have supported Commencement Bank throughout the years and the challenging banking environment, including the pandemic, recent interest rate increases and economic uncertainties surrounding the multiple bank failures in 2023. This is our way of saying thank you for the confidence they have shown in both our Bank’s board of directors and management team,” said H.R. “Hal” Russell, Chairman of the Board.



For further discussion, please contact the following:

John E. Manolides, Chief Executive Officer | 253-284-1802

Nigel L. English, President & Chief Operating Officer | 253-284-1801

Thomas L. Dhamers, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer | 253-284-1803

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