AMES NATIONAL CORPORATION DECLARED CASH DIVIDEND AND AUTHORIZED STOCK REPURCHASE PROGRAM
AMES, IOWA – Ames National Corporation (the “Company”) announced on November 9, 2023, that a stock repurchase program was approved at a meeting of the Board of Directors held November 8, 2023. The program authorizes the repurchase of up to 100,000 shares, or approximately 1.1% of 8,992,167 shares of common stock outstanding as of November 8, 2023. This program will commence on November 9, 2023, and expire on November 13, 2024. The repurchases will be made in open market transactions at the discretion of management using Company cash. The timing and actual number of shares purchased will depend on a variety of factors such as price, the Company’s liquidity position and other market conditions. The program will be conducted under the provisions of SEC Rule 10b-18 which provides a “safe harbor” from liability for manipulation of the stock price by reason of the manner, timing, price and volume of purchases in the open market. The program may be limited or discontinued at any time without notice. The Company did not purchase any shares in 2023 under its previously authorized stock repurchase program that expired on November 8, 2023.
On November 8, 2023, the Company declared a cash dividend of $0.27 per common share. The dividend is payable February 15, 2024, to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 1, 2024.
Ames National Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the ticker symbol, ATLO. The Company’s affiliate banks include: First National Bank, Ames, Iowa; Boone Bank & Trust Co., Boone, Iowa; State Bank & Trust Co., Nevada, Iowa; Iowa State Savings Bank, Creston, Iowa; Reliance State Bank, Story City, Iowa; and United Bank & Trust Co., Marshalltown, Iowa. Additional information about the Company can be found at www.amesnational.com.
Contact: John P. Nelson, President, 515-232-6251