TOMS RIVER, N.J., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shore Community Bank (OTC Bulletin Board: SHRC) announced that the Board of Directors approved a 10% stock dividend. The dividend will be payable on May 08, 2013 to shareholders of record as of April 25, 2013. The dividend will increase the number of outstanding shares of the Bank by approximately 181,711 shares. This stock dividend will be the eleventh stock dividend paid to shareholders since the Bank's inception in February 1997. Commenting on the corporate action, Robert T. English, President and CEO, stated, "The Board of Directors are pleased with the Bank's 2012 performance and therefore have approved a stock dividend in recognition of our many loyal and dedicated shareholders." Shore Community Bank is traded on the OTCBB (Over the Counter Bulletin Board) under the symbol SHRC. Shore Community Bank operates five banking offices located in Toms River, Jackson and Manahawkin, New Jersey. The Bank was founded in 1997 by a group of local business leaders with the objective of returning community based banking to the Toms River, Ocean County, New Jersey area. Information in this release relating to Shore Community Bank's future prospects which are forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to, the following: (1) operating, legal and regulatory risks, such as continued levels of loan quality and origination volume, continued relationships with major customers and technological changes; (2) economic, political and competitive forces affecting our banking business, such as changes in economic conditions, especially in our market area, interest rate fluctuations, competitive product and pricing pressures within our market, personal and corporate bankruptcies, monetary policy and inflation; (3) our ability to grow internally or through acquisitions; and (4) the risk that management's analyses of these risks and forces could be incorrect and/or that the strategies developed to address them could be unsuccessful. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as "expects," "believe," "will," "intends," "will be" or "would." Shore Community Bank assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information in this announcement, except as required under applicable law.