SYRACUSE, N.Y., February 15, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Community Bank System, Inc. (NYSE: CBU) (the "Company") announced that it has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.44 per share on its common stock. The dividend will be payable on April 10, 2023 to shareholders of record as of March 15, 2023. The $0.44 cash dividend represents an annualized yield of 2.94% based on the closing share price of $59.93 on February 14, 2023.
Community Bank System, Inc. operates more than 210 customer facilities across Upstate New York, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Western Massachusetts through its banking subsidiary, Community Bank, N.A. With assets of over $15.8 billion, the DeWitt, N.Y. headquartered company is among the country’s 125 largest banking institutions. In addition to a full range of retail, business, and municipal banking services, the Company offers comprehensive financial planning, insurance and wealth management services through its Community Bank Wealth Management Group and OneGroup NY, Inc. operating units. The Company’s Benefit Plans Administrative Services, Inc. subsidiary is a leading provider of employee benefits administration, trust services, collective investment fund administration and actuarial consulting services to customers on a national scale. Community Bank System, Inc. is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Company’s stock trades under the symbol CBU. For more information about Community Bank visit www.cbna.com or https://ir.communitybanksystem.com.
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