SOURCE: Teche Holding Company

November 30, 2007 10:01 ET

Teche Holding Company Announces Nineteenth Consecutive Dividend Increase

FRANKLIN, LA--(Marketwire - November 30, 2007) - The Board of Directors of Teche Holding Company (AMEX: TSH), holding company of Teche Federal Bank, yesterday declared an increase in the quarterly dividend to $0.335 per share of its common stock. This is the nineteenth consecutive quarter in which the Company has increased its quarterly dividend.

The dividend is 11.7% higher than the rate of $0.30 per common share this time last year and 1.50% higher than the $0.33 per share paid the prior quarter. This represents a quarterly payout ratio of 48.6% based on net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2007. The effective dividend yield amounts to 3.54% based on the stock price on the close of business on November 29, 2007. The dividend will be paid on December 31, 2007 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 17, 2007. The company has paid a cash dividend for 50 consecutive quarters.

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

"This release may contain forward-looking statements. We caution that such statements may be subject to a number of uncertainties and actual results could differ materially and, therefore, readers should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Teche Holding Company does not undertake, and specifically disclaims, any obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions that may be made to any forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statements."

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