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Chemung Financial to pay fourth-quarter dividend of 26 cents a share

By Journal Staff


ELMIRA — Chemung Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: CHMG) announced that its board of directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of 26 cents per share.

The banking company will pay the dividend on Jan. 2 to common stock shareholders of record as of the close of business on Dec. 19, according to a Chemung Financial news release.

At its current stock price, the dividend yields about 2.2 percent on an annual basis.

Chemung Financial is a $1.7 billion financial-services holding company, headquartered in Elmira, which operates 33 branches through its main subsidiary, Chemung Canal Trust Company. Started in 1833, Chemung Canal Trust says it is the oldest locally owned and managed community bank in New York state. 

Chemung Canal Trust ranks eighth in deposit market share in the 16-county Central New York area, according to the latest FDIC data. It has 20 branches, with nearly $970 million in deposits, in the region.

Chemung Financial is also the parent of CFS Group, Inc., a financial-services subsidiary offering mutual funds, annuities, brokerage services, tax preparation services, and insurance. It also has an insurance company subsidiary called Chemung Risk Management, Inc., which is based in Nevada.


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