Community First Bankshares Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend of 16 Cents

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Community First Bankshares, Inc.

    FARGO, N.D., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of
 Community First Bankshares, Inc. (Nasdaq:   CFBX), has declared a regular
 quarterly dividend of 16 cents per common share, payable June 15, 2001, to
 shareholders of record on June 1, 2001.
     The Company has approximately 41.3 million shares of common stock
 outstanding.
     Community First Bankshares, a $6 billion multi-bank holding company,
 operates full-service banking offices in 155 communities in 12 states --
 Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, North
 Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.  The company offers a
 diverse array of financial services, including investments, insurance,
 mortgage and trust, with a focus on small business lending.  The company is
 the number one or two market-dominant bank in a majority of the communities it
 serves.  Community First's stock is traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market(R) under
 the symbol CFBX.  The latest investor and other corporate information is
 available online via the Internet at its web site,
 http://www.CommunityFirst.com
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements under the Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are subject to certain risks and
 uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
 historical earnings and those presently anticipated or projected.  The company
 wishes to caution readers not to place undue reliance on any such
 forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made.  Factors
 that could cause actual results to differ from the results discussed in the
 forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to:  risks related to
 the company's acquisition strategy, including risks of adversely changing
 results of operations and factors affecting the company's ability to
 consummate further acquisitions; risk of loans and investments, including
 dependence on local economic conditions; competition for the company's
 customers from other providers of financial services; possible adverse effects
 of changes in interest rates; balance sheet and critical ratio risks related
 to the share repurchase program, and other risks detailed in the company's
 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, all of which are
 difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the control of the company.
 
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    FARGO, N.D., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of
 Community First Bankshares, Inc. (Nasdaq:   CFBX), has declared a regular
 quarterly dividend of 16 cents per common share, payable June 15, 2001, to
 shareholders of record on June 1, 2001.
     The Company has approximately 41.3 million shares of common stock
 outstanding.
     Community First Bankshares, a $6 billion multi-bank holding company,
 operates full-service banking offices in 155 communities in 12 states --
 Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, North
 Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.  The company offers a
 diverse array of financial services, including investments, insurance,
 mortgage and trust, with a focus on small business lending.  The company is
 the number one or two market-dominant bank in a majority of the communities it
 serves.  Community First's stock is traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market(R) under
 the symbol CFBX.  The latest investor and other corporate information is
 available online via the Internet at its web site,
 http://www.CommunityFirst.com
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements under the Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are subject to certain risks and
 uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
 historical earnings and those presently anticipated or projected.  The company
 wishes to caution readers not to place undue reliance on any such
 forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made.  Factors
 that could cause actual results to differ from the results discussed in the
 forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to:  risks related to
 the company's acquisition strategy, including risks of adversely changing
 results of operations and factors affecting the company's ability to
 consummate further acquisitions; risk of loans and investments, including
 dependence on local economic conditions; competition for the company's
 customers from other providers of financial services; possible adverse effects
 of changes in interest rates; balance sheet and critical ratio risks related
 to the share repurchase program, and other risks detailed in the company's
 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, all of which are
 difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the control of the company.
 
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