OVBC announces cash dividend

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — On July 17, Ohio Valley Banc Corp. [Nasdaq: OVBC] Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.21 per common share payable on August 10, 2018, to shareholders of record on July 27, 2018. For 35 consecutive quarters (nearly 9 years), the Company has maintained a consistent, regular quarterly dividend of $0.21 per common share.

“Record high stock price and OVBC’s inclusion in the Russell 3000 Index for the second year in a row highlight another successful quarter for Ohio Valley Banc Corp.,” commented Thomas E. Wiseman, president and CEO of Ohio Valley Banc Corp. and Ohio Valley Bank. “These achievements are, in part, the result of those we employ, more than 300 homegrown experts dedicated to the idea of putting “Community First.” In fact, please join me in congratulating two of these community bankers, Sharon Cremeens and Rita Miller, who will be celebrating 40 years as community bankers in August. They join many others at 40, 30, 20, and 10 years of service to the banking tradition we have built since 1872. From Sharon, Rita, and the rest of us at Ohio Valley Bank, we wish to say thank you to our loyal shareholders and customers who continue to make this job so rewarding.”

Ohio Valley Banc Corp. is based in Gallipolis, Ohio. The primary subsidiaries of the company are: Ohio Valley Bank and Loan Central. Ohio Valley Bank is an FDIC-insured, state member bank of the Federal Reserve operating 19 offices in Ohio and West Virginia. Loan Central, specializing in tax preparation and loans, is a finance company with six offices in southern Ohio. Ohio Valley Banc Corp. stock is traded on The NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol OVBC. The companies’ Websites are www.ovbc.com and www.myloancentral.com.