ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwire - March 24, 2008) - Pulaski Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: PULB)
announced its Board of Directors has declared its regular quarterly cash
dividend of nine cents per share, payable on April 14, 2008 to shareholders
of record at the close of business on April 3, 2008.
At this rate, the indicated annual dividend is 36 cents per share, in line
with Pulaski's peer group, noted management. In June 2007, the board
authorized a six percent increase in the company's cash dividend.
"Our board and management are pleased to support our strategy of providing
shareholder returns in part through our dividend policy," said William A.
Donius, chief executive officer. "Pulaski's commitment to community banking
and strong customer relationships provides the foundation for continued
earnings growth and dividend payouts."
About Pulaski Financial
Pulaski Financial Corp., operating in its 86th year through its subsidiary,
Pulaski Bank, serves customers throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area.
The bank offers a full line of quality retail-banking products through 12
full-service branch offices in St. Louis and three loan production offices
in Kansas City and the Illinois portion of the St. Louis metroplex. The
company's website can be accessed at www.pulaskibankstl.com.
This news release may contain forward-looking statements about Pulaski
Financial Corp., which the Company intends to be covered under the safe
harbor provisions contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995. Statements that are not historical or current facts, including
statements about beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements.
For discussion of risks that may cause actual results to differ from
expectations expressed in forward-looking statements, refer to our Annual
Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2007, on file with the
SEC, including the sections entitled "Risk Factors." Forward-looking
statements speak only as of the date they are made, and the Company
undertakes no obligation to update them in light of new information or
Contact Information: CONTACT:
William A. Donius
President & CEO
Pulaski Financial Corp.
(314) 878-2210 Ext. 3610
John S. Hastings
Senior Vice President