JOHNSTOWN, Pa., Jan. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AmeriServ Financial, Inc. (ASRV) announced that its Board of Directors declared a $0.02 per share quarterly common stock cash dividend. The cash dividend is payable February 19, 2019 to shareholders of record on February 04, 2019. This cash dividend represents a 1.94% annualized yield using the January 18, 2019 closing common stock price of $4.13. For the full year 2018, the Company's common stock dividend payout ratio approximated 17.4% based upon the reported 2018 earnings per share of $0.43.
AmeriServ Financial, Inc. is the parent of AmeriServ Financial Bank and AmeriServ Trust and Financial Services Company in Johnstown. The Company's subsidiaries provide full-service banking and wealth management services through sixteen community offices in southwestern Pennsylvania and Hagerstown, Maryland. The Company also operates loan production offices in Altoona and Monroeville, Pennsylvania. At December 31, 2018, AmeriServ had total assets of $1.16 billion, a book value of $5.56 per common share and a tangible book value of $4.88 per common share.
This news release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and is subject to the safe harbors created therein. The forward-looking statements contained herein include, but are not limited to, information regarding AmeriServ's dividend program and future payment obligations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause AmeriServ's results to differ materially from management's current expectations. Such risks and uncertainties are detailed in AmeriServ's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs and assumptions of AmeriServ's management and on currently available information. The statements in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, even if subsequently made available by AmeriServ on its website or otherwise. AmeriServ undertakes no responsibility to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.
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