RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 25, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of First Citizens BancShares Inc. (Nasdaq:FCNCA) today declared a quarterly dividend of 30 cents per share on the Class A and Class B common stock. The dividend is payable Jan. 3, 2011, to shareholders of record Dec. 20, 2010.

First Citizens' stock is traded over-the-counter, and Class A is quoted on the NASDAQ National Market System under the symbol FCNCA.
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