SOURCE: Desert Community Bank

October 25, 2006 09:30 ET

Desert Community Bank Announces Declaration of Cash Dividend

VICTORVILLE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 25, 2006 -- Ronald L. Wilson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Desert Community Bank (the "Bank") (NASDAQ: DCBK), announced that the Board of Directors declared a $0.04 per share cash dividend to shareholders of record as of November 10, 2006. This dividend will be payable on November 20, 2006. Mr. Wilson noted that this action followed a $0.04 cash dividend declared in July 2006, and reaffirmed the intention of the Board of Directors to pay quarterly dividends following the close of each calendar quarter.

About Desert Community Bank

From its inception in March 1980, Desert Community Bank has been a leader in serving the needs of the communities in which it operates. That leadership is reflected by the involvement of the Bank and its employees in the many civic and non-profit organizations that act as its partner in enhancing the quality of life for all. The success of the Bank's efforts in partnership with many community leaders is reflected in the growth of the Bank to become the largest financial institution headquartered in the High Desert.

Desert Community Bank is based in Victorville, California, and operates eight full-service branches in San Bernardino County in the cities of Victorville, Apple Valley, Hesperia, Wrightwood, Adelanto and Barstow, with a new branch facility under construction in Phelan. Shares of the Bank's common stock are traded on the NASDAQ Small Cap Market System under the symbol "DCBK." To obtain a copy of any of the Bank's public filings, or to obtain additional information, please visit the Bank's web site at or contact Mr. Ronald L. Wilson, President and CEO, or John G. Sullivan, Chief Financial Officer, at (760) 243-2140.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements with respect to the financial condition, results of operation and business of Desert Community Bank. These may include, but are not limited to statements that relate to or are dependent upon estimates or assumptions relating to the prospects of loan growth, deposit growth, credit quality, and certain operating efficiencies resulting from the operations of the Bank. These statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements are made based upon management's belief as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management pursuant to "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Bank's actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors. Such factors are described below and include, without limitation, (i) unanticipated deterioration in the financial condition of borrowers resulting in significant increases in loan losses and provisions for those losses, (ii) increased competition with other financial institutions, (iii) lack of sustained growth in the economy in the Victorville, California area, (iv) rapid fluctuations or unanticipated changes in interest rates, (v) the inability of the Bank to satisfy regulatory requirements for its expansion plans, and (vi) changes in the legislative and regulatory environment. Many of such factors are beyond the Bank's ability to control or predict, and readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The Bank does not intend to update or reissue any forward-looking statements contained in this report as a result of new information or other circumstances that may become known to the Bank.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Ronald L. Wilson
    (760) 243-2140, Ext. 1001
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    12530 Hesperia Road
    Victorville, California 92395