CORTLAND, Ohio, Feb. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cortland Bancorp (OTCQB:CLDB), the holding company for Cortland Savings and Banking Company, today announced that its Board of Directors increased its quarterly cash dividend 20% to $0.06 per share, from $0.05 per share, providing a current yield of 1.51% at current market prices. The dividend will be payable on March 3, 2015, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 17, 2015.
"The increase in our quarterly cash dividend reflects our commitment to return value to our shareholders, and demonstrates the strength of our core banking franchise and the performance of our team members," said James Gasior, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Cortland's earnings increased 117% to $3.9 million, or $0.85 per share, for the full year 2014, compared to $1.8 million, or $0.39 per share, for 2013. Profits for the year were highlighted by an expanded net interest margin, continued loan growth, and improvement in the efficiency ratio.
About Cortland Bancorp
Cortland Bancorp is a financial holding company headquartered in Cortland, Ohio. Founded in 1892, the Company's bank subsidiary, The Cortland Savings and Banking Company conducts business through twelve full-service community banking offices located in the counties of Trumbull, Mahoning, Portage, and Ashtabula in Northeastern Ohio. For additional information about Cortland Banks visit http://www.cortland-banks.com.
CONTACT: James M. Gasior, President & CEO (330) 282-4111 The Cereghino Group IR CONTACT: 206-388-5785Source:Cortland Bancorp