MAF Bancorp Announces Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from MAF Bancorp, Inc.

    CLARENDON HILLS, Ill., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- MAF Bancorp, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   MAFB), announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a 20%
 increase in the quarterly cash dividend.  The dividend will increase to 12
 cents per share from the current level of 10 cents per share.  The next cash
 dividend will be paid on July 3, 2001 to shareholders of record on June 15,
 2001.  This is the Company's seventh increase in its cash dividend in the past
 six years.
     The Company recently reported quarterly earnings of $.60 per diluted share
 for the quarter ended March 31, 2001, up 9% from last year's first quarter
 results of $.55 per diluted share.
     MAF Bancorp is the parent company of Mid America Bank, a federally
 chartered stock savings bank.  The Bank operates a network of 27 retail
 banking offices primarily in Chicago and its western suburbs.  The Company's
 common stock trades on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol MAFB.
 
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    CLARENDON HILLS, Ill., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- MAF Bancorp, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   MAFB), announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a 20%
 increase in the quarterly cash dividend.  The dividend will increase to 12
 cents per share from the current level of 10 cents per share.  The next cash
 dividend will be paid on July 3, 2001 to shareholders of record on June 15,
 2001.  This is the Company's seventh increase in its cash dividend in the past
 six years.
     The Company recently reported quarterly earnings of $.60 per diluted share
 for the quarter ended March 31, 2001, up 9% from last year's first quarter
 results of $.55 per diluted share.
     MAF Bancorp is the parent company of Mid America Bank, a federally
 chartered stock savings bank.  The Bank operates a network of 27 retail
 banking offices primarily in Chicago and its western suburbs.  The Company's
 common stock trades on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol MAFB.
 
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