BayFirst Financial Corp. Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.07 Per Common Share

Friday, 30. July 2021 15:00

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BayFirst Financial Corp. (f/k/a First Home Bancorp, Inc.) (OTCQX: FHBI) (“BayFirst” or the “Company”), parent company of First Home Bank, today announced its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.07 per common share. The dividend will be payable September 15, 2021 to common shareholders of record as of August 15, 2021. This marks the 21st consecutive cash dividend paid since BayFirst initiated cash dividends in 2016.

On July 26, 2021, BayFirst reported record earnings of $13.02 million, or $2.98 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2021, compared to net income of $7.51 million, or $1.85 per diluted common share, in the first quarter of 2021, and $2.35 million, or $0.63 per diluted common share, in the second quarter of 2020. Higher net interest income from both the recognition of Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) origination fees earned on PPP loans sold during the quarter, as well as higher interest income from non-PPP loans, and strong noninterest income led by residential loan fees contributed to profitability for the quarter.

About BayFirst Financial Corp.

BayFirst Financial Corp. (f/k/a First Home Bancorp, Inc.) is a registered bank holding company which commenced operations on September 1, 2000. Its primary source of income is from its wholly owned subsidiary, First Home Bank, which commenced business operations on February 12, 1999. First Home Bank is a Federal Reserve member and a state-chartered banking institution. The Bank operates six full-service office locations, 26 mortgage loan production offices, and is in the top 50 by dollar volume and top 20 by number of units, of nation-wide SBA lenders

BayFirst Financial Corp., through the bank, offers a broad range of commercial and consumer banking services including various types of deposit accounts and loans for businesses and individuals. As of June 30, 2021, BayFirst Financial Corp. had $1.20 billion in total assets.

Forward Looking Statements

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Contacts:                                             
Anthony N. Leo
Chief Executive Officer
727.399.5678
 Jeffrey M. Hunt
Chief Strategy Officer
727.399.5687
   

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