This excerpt taken from the FCCO 8-K filed May 12, 2006.
First Community Increases its Cash Dividend by 20%
First Community recently announced an increase in its quarterly cash dividend to $0.06 per share; the dividend is payable May 12, 2006 to shareholders of record as of May 1, 2006. This is the first increase in the quarterly dividend in three years for the Company. The dividend is up 20% from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.05 per share. The dividend for the full year of 2006 is projected to be $0.23 per share, which as can be seen from the adjacent chart, is nearly double the dividends paid in 2002, the first year of cash dividends.