FB Financial Corporation (the Company) (NYSE: FBK) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of eight cents ($0.08) per share, which represents a 33% increase. The dividend is payable on November 15, 2018, to shareholders of record as of November 1, 2018. Additionally, the Companys Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $50 million of the Companys outstanding common stock, which will remain in effect until October 22, 2019.
Christopher T. Holmes, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, Our Board of Directors remains focused on continuing to build long-term shareholder value and is pleased to return a portion of capital to our shareholders while maintaining strong capital levels to support continued growth.
Holmes continued, We are equally pleased to announce a newly approved share repurchase authorization which provides the Company an additional avenue to opportunistically return capital to our shareholders. Our capital priorities continue to be organic growth and ensuring flexibility to fund acquisitions. This program will enable us to meet these objectives as we seek to continue to drive long-term shareholder value by maximizing earnings per share accretion and minimizing tangible book value dilution.
ABOUT FB FINANCIAL CORPORATION
FB Financial Corporation (NYSE: FBK) is a bank holding company headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. FB Financial operates through its wholly owned banking subsidiary, FirstBank, the third largest Tennessee-headquartered community bank, with 56 full-service bank branches across Tennessee, North Alabama and North Georgia, and a national mortgage business with offices across the Southeast. FirstBank serves five of the largest metropolitan markets in Tennessee and has approximately $5.0 billion in total assets.
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