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Mercantile Bank Corporation Increases Cash Dividend

Board declares $0.27 regular quarterly cash dividend on common stock resulting in a current annual yield of 3.3 percent

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercantile Bank Corporation (MBWM) ("Mercantile") announced today that on July 11, 2019, its Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.27 per common share, payable on September 18, 2019, to holders of record as of September 6, 2019.  The $0.27 cash dividend represents an increase of approximately 4 percent from the $0.26 cash dividend paid during both the first and second quarters of 2019.

"As a reflection of our continuing financial strength and ongoing pledge to provide our shareholders with a competitive dividend yield, we increased our third quarter cash dividend," said Robert B. Kaminski, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Mercantile.  "Our strong capital position and earnings performance have enabled us to sustain the cash dividend program and meet growth objectives, and the improved cash dividend demonstrates the Board of Directors and executive management team's belief that our robust operating results will continue in future periods."

About Mercantile Bank Corporation
Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mercantile Bank Corporation is the bank holding company for Mercantile Bank of Michigan.  Mercantile provides banking services to businesses, individuals and governmental units, and differentiates itself on the basis of service quality and the expertise of its banking staff.  Mercantile has assets of approximately $3.5 billion and operates 46 banking offices.  Mercantile Bank Corporation's common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "MBWM."

Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains comments or information that constitute forward-looking statements (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) that are based on current expectations that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from the results expressed in forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such a difference include changes in interest rates and interest rate relationships; demand for products and services; the degree of competition by traditional and nontraditional competitors; changes in banking regulation or actions by bank regulators; changes in tax laws; changes in prices, levies, and assessments; the impact of technological advances; governmental and regulatory policy changes; the outcomes of contingencies; trends in customer behavior as well as their ability to repay loans; changes in local real estate values; changes in the national and local economies; and other factors, including risk factors, disclosed from time to time in filings made by Mercantile with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mercantile undertakes no obligation to update or clarify forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

AT MERCANTILE BANK CORPORATION:

            Robert B. Kaminski, Jr.                                  

Charles Christmas

            President & CEO                      

Executive Vice President & CFO

            616-726-1502                           

616-726-1202

            rkaminski@mercbank.com               

cchristmas@mercbank.com

 

Cision

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