Citizens Financial Services, Inc. Declares Dividend

Oct 06, 2010, 14:08 ET from Citizens Financial Services, Inc.

MANSFIELD, Pa., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of Citizens Financial Services, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CZFS) the bank holding company for First Citizens National Bank, recently declared a cash dividend for Citizens Financial Services shareholders.

A cash dividend of $.26 per share will be paid on November 5, 2010 to shareholders of record on October 15, 2010.  This quarterly cash dividend is an increase of 4% over the dividend declared one year ago.  CEO and President Randall E. Black stated, "Our financial strength and continued profitability gives us the affordability to continue to provide a very attractive dividend yield to our shareholders and reflects the Board of Directors desire to provide total shareholder return to our shareholder base."

Citizens Financial Services, Inc. is a $785 million bank holding company conducting business through First Citizens National Bank.  First Citizens National Bank operates 17 full-service offices in Pennsylvania and New York.  

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