INDIANA, Pa., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE: FCF) declared a dividend on January 24, 2012 of $0.03 per share payable on February 17, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business February 3, 2012. This dividend represents a 2% projected annual yield utilizing the January 24, 2012 closing market price of $5.84. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030416/FIRSTLOGO ) About First Commonwealth Financial Corporation First Commonwealth Financial Corporation is a $5.7 billion financial holding company headquartered in Indiana, Pennsylvania. It operates 112 retail branch offices in 15 counties in western and central Pennsylvania through First Commonwealth Bank, a Pennsylvania chartered bank and trust company. Financial services and insurance products are also provided through First Commonwealth Insurance Agency and First Commonwealth Financial Advisors, Inc. SOURCE First Commonwealth Financial Corporation
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