SOURCE: Teche Holding Company

Teche Holding Company

May 25, 2012 10:21 ET

Teche Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.365 per Common Share, Yield of 3.9% and Payout Ratio of 44.5%

NEW IBERIA, LA--(Marketwire - May 25, 2012) - (NYSE Amex: TSH) - The Board of Directors of Teche Holding Company, holding company of Teche Federal Bank, yesterday declared a quarterly dividend of $0.365 per share of its common stock. The effective dividend yield amounts to 3.9% based on the stock price on the close of business on May 24, 2012.

The dividend is 1.38% higher than the rate of $0.36 per common share this time last year. This represents a quarterly payout ratio of 44.5% based on diluted earnings per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. The dividend will be paid on June 29, 2012 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 15, 2012. The company has paid a cash dividend for 68 consecutive quarters.

Teche Federal presently operates eighteen offices in the Louisiana parishes of St. Mary, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Martin, Terrebonne, Lafourche, St. Landry and East Baton Rouge. The Company's common stock is listed as Teche Holding Company and is traded under the symbol "TSH" on the NYSE - AMEX. The bank's website address is www.teche.com. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insures deposits at Teche Federal Bank up to the legal maximum limits.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Ross Little, Jr.
    Sr. Vice President, CRO
    Teche Holding Company
    (337) 560-7151