PLANO, Texas, Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ViewPoint Bank is opening a new full-service location in Lake Highlands at 9625 Audelia Road. The new bank, opening Thursday, December 1, 2011, features two drive-thru lanes and a drive-up ATM. "We're very pleased to bring a new full-service bank to the community of Lake Highlands," said ViewPoint Bank President and CEO Gary Base. "Lake Highlands is a great fit for our brand of community banking. We currently serve more than 1,000 households there, and we look forward to serving even more of its residents through our new location." The bank president of the new office is Lake Highlands native and current resident Ethan Everett. A graduate of Lake Highlands High School and Texas Tech in Lubbock, Ethan has worked in business lending locally since 2006. He is also a member of the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands. The community is invited to the bank's family-friendly "Rockin' Holiday Bash" grand opening festivities on Saturday, December 10 from 9 a.m. to noon. The event features holiday crafts for kids and a visit from Santa. Radio Disney will be broadcasting live from the event and giving away prizes, including a $500 Disney Store gift card. ViewPoint Bank-Lake Highlands is the third ViewPoint Bank location to open this year. New offices in Flower Mound and Carrollton opened in August. ViewPoint now has 25 community bank offices throughout the Metroplex. ViewPoint Bank is the wholly owned subsidiary of ViewPoint Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: VPFG). Headquartered in Plano, Texas, ViewPoint operates 25 community bank offices and 10 loan production offices. For more information, please visit www.viewpointbank.com or find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ViewPointBank. Member FDIC. SOURCE ViewPoint Bank
The ex-dividend date for ViewPoint Financial Group (Nasdaq:VPFG) is tomorrow, May 8, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 6 cents per share. At a price of $16.22 as of 9:30 a.m., the dividend yield is 1.5%.
ViewPoint Financial Group (Nasdaq:VPFG) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $15.79, above its previous 52-week high of $15.77 with 2,816 shares traded as of 9:34 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 229,700 shares over the past 30 days.