Greene County Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GCBC) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved the continuation of the Company’s regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.175 per share, reflecting an annual cash dividend rate of $0.70 per share. The cash dividend for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 will be paid to shareholders of record as of August 15, 2013 and is expected to be paid on or about August 31, 2013. The Company is the majority-owned subsidiary of Greene County Bancorp, MHC (the “MHC”), a federal mutual holding company, which owns 55.0% of the Company’s outstanding common shares. The MHC is waiving its receipt of this dividend. As the Company has previously disclosed, the MHC received the approval of the its members (depositors of The Bank of Greene County) and the non-objection of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, to waive the MHC’s receipt of quarterly cash dividends of $0.175 per share declared by the Company through February 19, 2014. Greene County Bancorp, Inc. is the direct and indirect holding company, respectively, for The Bank of Greene County, a federally chartered savings bank, and Greene County Commercial Bank, a New York-chartered commercial bank, both headquartered in Catskill, New York. The Banks serve Greene, Columbia and Albany Counties in New York from twelve full-service branch locations.
Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/11/15, Greene County Bancorp Inc will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.18, payable on 2/27/15. As a percentage of GCBC's recent stock price of $29.50, this dividend works out to approximately 0.61%, so look for shares of Greene County Bancorp Inc to trade 0.61% lower — all else being equal — when GCBC shares open for trading on 2/11/15.