HUNTINGTON, W.Va., March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- PREMIER FINANCIAL BANCORP, INC. (PREMIER) (NASDAQ/GMS: PFBI) a $1.5 billion financial holding company with two community bank subsidiaries announced today that it will pay a first quarter cash dividend of $0.15 per share on its common stock. At its regularly scheduled February meeting, the board of directors declared a $0.15 per share dividend to common shareholders of record on March 15, 2018. The cash dividend will be paid to shareholders on March 30, 2018, the last business day of the quarter.
Premier recently announced its 2017 annual financial results reporting record annual net income of $14,819,000 and record earnings per diluted share of $1.38.
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SOURCE Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc.