BROOKLYN, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 25, 2012) - Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCOM) (the "Company"), the parent company of The Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh ("Dime"), announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.14 per share, payable on November 13, 2012, to all stockholders of record as of November 6, 2012. This dividend is the 61st consecutive quarterly cash dividend paid by the Company.

The Company (NASDAQ: DCOM) had $3.88 billion in consolidated assets as of June 30, 2012, and is the parent company of Dime. Dime was founded in 1864, is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, and currently has twenty-six branches located throughout Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Nassau County, New York. More information on the Company and Dime can be found on the Dime's Internet website at

Contact Information:

Kenneth Ceonzo
Director of Investor Relations
718-782-6200 extension 8279