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Citizens Financial Services, inc. Declares Dividend

MANSFIELD, Pa., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Citizens Financial Services, Inc. (CZFS) the bank holding company for First Citizens Community Bank, recently declared a cash dividend for Citizens Financial Services shareholders.

A cash dividend of $.305 per share will be paid on October 26, 2012 to shareholders of record on October 19, 2012.  This quarterly cash dividend is an increase of 12.9% over the dividend declared one year ago.  CEO and President Randall E. Black stated, "Our continued outstanding financial performance has permitted us to increase our dividend $.035 per share over last year's October dividend, resulting in a very attractive dividend yield, and is consistent with the Board of Directors' desire to provide total shareholder return to our shareholder base."

Citizens Financial Services, Inc. is an $875 million bank holding company conducting business through First Citizens Community Bank.  First Citizens Community Bank operates 17 full-service offices in Pennsylvania and New York as well as a loan production office in Lock Haven, PA. 

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SOURCE Citizens Financial Services, Inc.