BLACKSBURG, VA, NOVEMBER 9, 2022: The Board of Directors of National Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ Capital Market: NKSH) today approved payment on December 1, 2022 of a semi-annual dividend of $0.78 per share to all stockholders of record as of November 21, 2022. This semi-annual dividend payment is an increase of $0.06 per share, or 8.33%, from the semi-annual dividend paid June 1, 2022. The total annual dividend of $1.50 per share for 2022 is an increase of $0.06 per share, or 4.17% from the total annual dividend of $1.44 paid in 2021.
President and Chief Executive Officer F. Brad Denardo commented, “National Bankshares continues to be profitable, efficient, and well-capitalized. We are pleased to reward our stockholders’ investment with this increased dividend payment, and we are grateful for their ongoing support.”
National Bankshares, Inc., headquartered in Blacksburg, Virginia, is the parent company of The National Bank of Blacksburg, which does business as National Bank, and of National Bankshares Financial Services, Inc. National Bank is a community bank operating from 24 full-service offices and two loan production offices. National Bankshares Financial Services, Inc. is an investment and insurance subsidiary in the same trade area. The Company’s stock is traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol “NKSH.”
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