CLINTON, N.J., May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Unity Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNTY), parent company of Unity Bank, announced that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.01 per common share. Such dividend is payable on June 28, 2013, to shareholders of record as of June 17, 2013.
Commenting on the corporate action, James A. Hughes, President and CEO, stated, "We are extremely pleased with the Bank's performance; loan demand is growing, asset quality is improving, and we are poised for continued earnings growth. We have recently repurchased half of our preferred stock in the Treasury's Capital Purchase Program and it is now time to commence dividend payments to shareholders who have patiently supported us."
Unity Bancorp, Inc. is a financial service organizat ion headquartered in Clinton, New Jersey, with approximately $827 million in assets and $652 million in deposits. Unity Bank provides financial services to retail, corporate and small business customers through its 15 retail service centers located in Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset, Union and Warren Counties in New Jersey and Northampton County, Pennsylvania. For additional information about Unity, visit our website at www.unitybank.com , or call 800- 618-BANK.
This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, either expressed or implied, which are provided to assist the reader in understanding anticipated future financial performan ce. These statements may be ident ified by use of t h e words "believe", "expec t", "intend", "anticipate", "estimate", "project" or similar expressions. These statements involve certain risks, uncertainties, estimates and assumptions made by management, which are subject to factors beyond the company's control and could impede its ability to achieve these goals. These factors include those items included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K under the heading "Item IA-Risk Factors" as well as general economic conditions, trends in interest rates, the ability of our borrowers to repay their loans, our ability to manage and reduce the level of our nonperforming assets, and results of regulatory exams, among other factors.SOURCE Unity Bancorp