ALMA, Mich., July 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Thomas R. Sullivan,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Firstbank Corporation (Nasdaq: FBMI),
announced today that a $0.22 per share quarterly cash dividend will be paid
September 15, 2005, to shareholders of record as of August 26, 2005.
The $0.22 per share is unchanged from the rate paid in June of 2005.
Combined with the 5% stock dividend paid on December 31, 2004, the cash
dividend to be paid on September 15, 2005, represents a 10% increase in
dividends per share compared to the year ago level.
Firstbank Corporation, headquartered in Alma, Michigan is currently a five
bank financial services company with assets of $831 million and 35 banking
offices located in central and northeast Michigan. Bank subsidiaries include:
Firstbank - Alma; Firstbank (Mt. Pleasant); Firstbank - West Branch; Firstbank
- Lakeview and Firstbank - St. Johns. Firstbank Corporation's pending
acquisition of the $151 million asset Keystone Community Bank in Kalamazoo,
Michigan, is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2005, subject to
regulatory and Keystone shareholder approvals. Other corporate affiliates
include 1st Armored, Inc.; 1st Title Agency, Inc.; Gladwin Land Company, Inc.
and C.A. Hanes Realty, Inc. Investment Services are available through
affiliations with Citizens Bank Wealth Management, MML Investors Services,
Inc., and Raymond James Financial Services Inc.
SOURCE Firstbank Corporation
/CONTACT: Samuel G. Stone, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial
Officer of Firstbank Corporation, +1-989-466-7325/
/Web site: http://www.firstbank-corp.com /
CO: Firstbank Corporation
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