March 12, 2008 16:56 ET

VSB Bancorp, Inc. Announces Cash Dividend

STATEN ISLAND, NY--(Marketwire - March 12, 2008) - VSB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSBN) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share payable on April 2, 2008 to stockholders of record on March 21, 2008. Joseph J. LiBassi, Chairman of the Board of Directors, stated, "We are continuing to pay a quarterly cash dividend to our stockholders despite the harsh economic climate. It is our profitability and our current capital ratios that allow us to pay the dividend."

Raffaele M. Branca, President and Chief Executive Officer, reported, "We are still able to retain capital to support potential future growth, as evidenced by our dividend payout ratio which was 22.2% on fourth quarter 2007 earnings."

VSB Bancorp, Inc. is the one-bank holding company for Victory State Bank. Victory State Bank, a Staten Island based commercial bank, commenced operations on November 17, 1997. The Bank's initial capitalization of $7.0 million was primarily raised in the Staten Island community. The Bancorp's total equity had increased to $20.9 million by December 31, 2007. The Bank operates five full service locations in Staten Island, the main office at 4142 Hylan Boulevard in Great Kills and branches on Forest Avenue in West Brighton, Hyatt Street in St. George, Hylan Boulevard in Dongan Hills and Bay Street in Rosebank.

The payment of dividends is at the discretion of the Board of Directors and nothing contained herein should be interpreted as a commitment to pay future dividends.

Statements contained in this press release, which are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to materially differ from those currently, anticipated. Those risks and uncertainties include, among other things, possible future changes in (i) the local, regional or national economy, (ii) market interest rates, (iii) customer preferences; (iv) competition or (v) federal or state laws.

Contact Information

  • Contact Name:
    Ralph M. Branca
    President & CEO
    (718) 979-1100