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DCOM Dime Community Bancshares

Filed: 29 Jul 21, 4:49pm

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): July 29, 2021

DIME COMMUNITY BANCSHARES, INC.

(Exact name of the registrant as specified in its charter)

New York

001-34096

11-2934195

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

898 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 560

 

Hauppauge, New York

11788

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

(631) 537-1000

(Registrant’s telephone number)

N/A

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (See General Instruction A.2. below):

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

    

Trading

Symbol(s)

    

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, $0.01 Par Value

DCOM

The Nasdaq Stock Market, LLC

Preferred Stock, Series A, $0.01 Par Value

DCOMP

The Nasdaq Stock Market, LLC

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

Item 7.01      Regulation FD Disclosure

On July 29, 2021, the Registrant announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.34375 per share of the Company’s 5.50% Fixed-Rate Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A, payable on August 15, 2021 to holders of record on August 6, 2021. The text of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference. Exhibit 99.1 to this report is being “furnished” to the SEC and shall not be deemed “filed” for any purpose.

Item 9.01      Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)Exhibits

99.1

Press Release of the Registrant, dated July 29, 2021, containing a discussion of the Registrant’s declaration of the cash dividends.

104

Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as inline XBRL)

SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.

Dime Community Bancshares, Inc.

(Registrant)

DATE:  July 29, 2021

/s/ AVINASH REDDY

Avinash Reddy

Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial Officer)