First Bancshares, Inc. Reports 4th Quarter 2018 Financial Results

Press Release Date: February 4, 2019

Bellevue, Ohio – 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-eight cents ($0.28) per share.  This is the fifth consecutive quarter that the dividend has been increased.  This is just under a four percent (4%) increase over the prior quarter.

President and CEO, Dean J. Miller said, “We are happy to report that 2018 is a record year for net earnings of the consolidated company and feel that 2019 should continue the trend of generating solid financial results”.

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.

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