ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBI) ("Company"), the holding company of HomeTrust Bank ("Bank"), announced today that its Board of Directors declared its first ever cash dividend of $0.06 per common share payable on December 6, 2018 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 21, 2018.
"I am pleased to announce our first ever quarterly cash dividend," said Dana Stonestreet, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Initiating a quarterly dividend is appropriate with our recent inflection in earnings and high capital ratio. The dividend reflects our continuing growth and profitability and our Board’s commitment to build long-term value for our shareholders. As we continue our momentum towards high performance, total shareholder returns and prudent capital management remain a priority."
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About HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc.
HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. is the holding company for HomeTrust Bank. As of September 30, 2018, the Company had assets of $3.4 billion. The Bank, founded in 1926, is a North Carolina state chartered, community-focused financial institution committed to providing value added relationship banking through 43 locations as well as online/mobile channels. Locations include: North Carolina (including the Asheville metropolitan area, the "Piedmont" region, Charlotte, and Raleigh/Cary), Upstate South Carolina (Greenville), East Tennessee (including Kingsport/Johnson City/Bristol, Knoxville, and Morristown) and Southwest Virginia (including the Roanoke Valley). The Bank is the second largest community bank headquartered in North Carolina.
Dana L. Stonestreet – Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Tony J. VunCannon – Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary and Treasurer