ALPENA, Mich., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- First Federal of Northern Michigan Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Capital: FFNM) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.02 per common share. The dividend will be paid on or about November 15, 2013, to stockholders of record as of the close of business on October 31, 2013. This is the first cash dividend for the Company since 2008.
"We are pleased to reinitiate the payment of cash dividends to our shareholders," said Michael W. Mahler, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. "We believe that directly providing shareholders with a portion of our earnings reflects our continued commitment to enhancing shareholder value, and we intend to continue paying dividends in the future, assuming that our financial position continues to allow such payment."
About First Federal of Northern Michigan Bancorp, Inc.
First Federal of Northern Michigan Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for First Federal of Northern Michigan (the "Bank"). The Bank is a full-service, community-oriented savings bank that provides financial services to individuals, families and businesses from eight full-service facilities located in Alpena, Cheboygan, Emmet, Iosco, Otsego, Montmorency and Oscoda Counties, Michigan. To learn more about the Bank, visit www.first-federal.com or call (800) 498-0013.
This news release may contain certain forward-looking statements, such as statements of the Company's or the Bank's plans, objectives, expectations, estimates and intentions. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as "expects," "subject," "believe," "will," "intends," "will be" or "would." These statements are subject to change based on various important factors (some of which are beyond the Company's or the Bank's control) and actual results may differ materially. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements (which reflect management's analysis of factors only as of the date of which they are given). These factors include general economic conditions, trends in interest rates, the ability of our borrowers to repay their loans, the ability of the Company or the Bank to effectively manage its growth, and results of regulatory examinations, among other factors. The foregoing list of important factors is not exclusive. Readers should carefully review the risk factors described in other documents the Company files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Current Reports on Form 8-K.
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