STROUDSBURG, PA / ACCESSWIRE / November 20, 2018 / ESSA Bancorp, Inc. ( ESSA ), the holding company for ESSA Bank & Trust, a $1.8 billion asset institution providing full service retail and commercial banking, financial and investment services, today announced that its Board of Directors declared a dividend of ten cents ($0.10) per share. The dividend represents an increase of $0.01 per share, or 11% over the dividend paid in the previous quarter and is payable to shareholders of record as of December 16, 2018, payable on December 28, 2018.
This will be the forty-third consecutive quarter ESSA Bancorp, Inc. has paid a dividend to its shareholders. ESSA became a public company in April 2007.
About the Company
ESSA Bank & Trust, a wholly owned subsidiary of ESSA Bancorp, Inc., has total assets of $1.8 billion and is the leading service-oriented financial institution headquartered in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Headquartered in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, the Company has total assets of $1.8 billion and has 22 community offices and two regional offices throughout the Lehigh Valley, suburban Philadelphia and Northeastern Pennsylvania regions. In addition to being one of the region's largest mortgage lenders, ESSA Bank & Trust offers a full range of retail, commercial financial services, and financial advisory and asset management capabilities. ESSA Bancorp, Inc. stock trades on the NASDAQ Global MarketSM under the symbol ''ESSA.'' ESSA Bancorp, Inc. became a public company in April, 2007.
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The Company wishes to caution readers not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company wishes to advise readers that the factors listed above could affect the Company's financial performance and could cause the Company's actual results for future periods to differ materially from any opinions or statements expressed with respect to future periods in any current statements. The Company does not undertake and specifically declines any obligation to publicly release the result of any revisions, that may be made to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events.
Gary S. Olson, President & CEO
Corporate Office: 200 Palmer Street
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18360
Telephone: (570) 421-0531
SOURCE: ESSA Bancorp, Inc.