Firstbank Corporation Announces Cash Dividend on Series A Preferred Stock
ALMA, Mich., July 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Thomas R. Sullivan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Firstbank Corporation (FBMI), announced today that the Board of Directors declared the specified quarterly cash dividend at the annual rate of 5% on the $17 million of Series A Preferred Stock that remains outstanding after the Treasury's auction to private investors and Firstbank Corporation's repurchase of $16 million of the stock. The dividend amounts to $12.50 per $1,000 liquidation value share and is to be paid August 15, 2012, to Series A Preferred stockholders of record as of July 31, 2012.
Firstbank Corporation, headquartered in Alma, Michigan, is a bank holding company using a community bank local decision-making, multi-bank-charter, format with assets of $1.5 billion and 51 banking offices serving Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Bank subsidiaries include: Firstbank Alma; Firstbank (Mt. Pleasant); Firstbank West Branch; Keystone Community Bank; and Firstbank West Michigan.
CONTACT: Samuel G. Stone Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (989) 466-7325Source: Firstbank Corporation 2012 GlobeNewswire, Inc.