WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, April 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — West Bancorporation, Inc. (Nasdaq: WTBA; the “Company”), parent company of West Bank, today reported that first quarter 2021 net income was $11.8 million, or $0.70 per diluted common share, compared to first quarter 2020 net income of $8.1 million, or $0.49 per diluted common share. On April 28, 2021, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.24 per common share, an increase of $0.02 from the prior quarter and representing a record high quarterly dividend for the Company. The dividend is payable on May 26, 2021, to stockholders of record on May 12, 2021.
Dave Nelson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, commented, “One year ago, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic created significant economic uncertainty across the world. The strength of West Bank’s capital, credit quality and customer relationships provided a strong footing for navigating the economic uncertainties and operational difficulties created by the pandemic. One year later, West Bank continues to post record results. Our commitment to our shareholders, customers and communities has never been stronger. We continue to build our brand in Minnesota and are excited to have begun construction of a permanent branch office in Sartell, Minnesota.”
Dave Nelson also commented, “West Bank was recently ranked 10th in the nation of best-performing large community banks by S&P Global Market Intelligence. The ranking includes public and privately owned community banks between $3 billion and $10 billion in assets in 2020 and is based on six financial performance metrics. We are proud of the acknowledgment our team has received.”
The Company filed its report on Form 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission today. Please refer to that document for a more in-depth discussion of our financial results. The Form 10-Q is available on the Investor Relations section of West Bank’s website at www.westbankstrong.com.
The Company will discuss its financial results on a conference call scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Central Time tomorrow, Friday, April 30, 2021. The telephone number for the conference call is 888-339-0814. A recording of the call will be available until May 14, 2021, by dialing 877-344-7529. The replay passcode is 10150543.
About West Bancorporation, Inc. (Nasdaq: WTBA)
West Bancorporation, Inc. is headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa. Serving customers since 1893, West Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of West Bancorporation, Inc., is a community bank that focuses on lending, deposit services, and trust services for consumers and small- to medium-sized businesses. West Bank has seven offices in the Des Moines, Iowa metropolitan area, one office in Coralville, Iowa, and four offices in Minnesota in the cities of Rochester, Owatonna, Mankato and St. Cloud.
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