DELAWARE, Ohio, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- DCB Financial Corp (OTC Bulletin Board: DCBF) President & CEO, Larry Coburn in his quarterly shareholder letter said, "The first six months of 2000 have been very exciting for your company. We have experienced unprecedented loan growth in our subsidiary, The Delaware County Bank & Trust Company and deposit growth continues as in recent years. We are also very pleased with our commitment to invest in Century Surety Group and its subsidiaries (PRNewswire 6/30/00). As disclosed by the media, we joined with four other community banks to acquire 50% of this multi line insurance company and the transaction should be consummated this fall. "Financial institutions have been affected by the rising rate environment brought about by the Federal Reserve Bank to stem inflation. We are not an exception. Our cost of funds have increased by our desire to remain competitive and the nature of our deposit base. As a result, we expect some impact on earnings. However, we remain very confident that we will maintain a strong capital base, above average asset quality and earnings that will allow continued growth and shareholder value." DCB Financial Corp announced a dividend for the second quarter of 2000 in the amount of .07 cents per share for all shareholders of record July 14, 2000 and payable on August 15, 2000.
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