Citizens Financial Services, Inc. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend


MANSFIELD, Pa., March 11, 2019 — The Board of Directors of Citizens Financial Services, Inc. (OTCPink: CZFS), the bank holding company for First Citizens Community Bank, recently declared a cash idend for its shareholders.

The cash idend of $0.445 per share is payable on March 29, 2019 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 15, 2019. This quarterly cash idend is an increase of 3.3% over the regular cash idend of $0.431 per share declared one year ago, as adjusted for the 1% stock idend declared in June 2018.

“As in the past, our strategic tenets remain: financial performance to produce exceptional shareholder value, growth through relationship building and geographic expansion, exceeding customer expectations at all points of contact, and supporting the well-being of our communities,” commented Randall E. Black, CEO & President. “Our 2018 financial results have allowed us to consistently pay an attractive cash idend while meeting our strategic goals.”

Citizens Financial Services, Inc. is a $1.44 billion bank holding company conducting business through First Citizens Community Bank.  First Citizens Community Bank operates 28 offices in Pennsylvania and New York. 

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SOURCE Citizens Financial Services, Inc.

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