First Bancorp Announces Cash Dividend

September 15, 2023

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C., Sept. 15, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of First Bancorp (NASDAQ: FBNC) (the "Company"), the parent company of First Bank, has declared a cash dividend on its common stock of $0.22 per share payable on October 25, 2023 to shareholders of record as of September 30, 2023. 

Richard Moore, Chief Executive Officer of First Bancorp, stated, "Your Company continues to perform well, maintaining strong capital and liquidity.  We are pleased to continue the level of cash dividend providing our shareholders with a valuable return on their investments."

First Bancorp is a bank holding company headquartered in Southern Pines, North Carolina, with total assets of approximately $12 billion. Its principal activity is the ownership and operation of First Bank, a state-chartered community bank that operates 118 branches in North Carolina and South Carolina.  First Bank also provides SBA loans to customers through its nationwide network of lenders - for more information on First Bank's SBA lending capabilities, please visit  First Bancorp's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "FBNC."  Please visit our website at


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