First Bancshares, Inc. Reports 4th Quarter 2017 Financial Results

Press Release Date: February 2, 2018

First Bancshares, Inc., holding company for First National Bank of Bellevue and sole shareholder of First Bellevue Properties, reported a fourth quarter dividend of twenty-four cents ($0.24) per share.  This reflects a two cent or 9% increase over the third quarter.

President and CEO, Dean J. Miller said, “We are very pleased with the results of 2017 and we are optimistic that 2018 will continue to see solid growth in our balance sheet along with continued improvement in net earnings.”

First National Bank, a community bank with seven banking offices located in Bellevue, Catawba Island, Clyde, Fremont, Port Clinton, Put in Bay and Sandusky, is the primary operating company of First Bancshares.  First Bancshares, Inc. is also the sole shareholder of First Bellevue Properties which is a subsidiary formed to hold foreclosed bank assets and other real estate.

The shares of First Bancshares, Inc are traded under the ticker symbol FIBH on the OTC Pink Sheet Exchange.  The company’s primary market maker is Boenning & Scattergood Financial Institutions Group. They can be contacted at 866-326-8113.

For more information, please visit their website at www.fnblifetime.com or by calling 419-483-7340.