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):  October 22, 2020



DIME COMMUNITY BANCSHARES, INC.
(Exact name of the registrant as specified in its charter)



Delaware
000-27782
11-3297463
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

300 Cadman Plaza West, 8th Floor
   
Brooklyn, New York
 
11201
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)

(718) 782-6200
(Registrant’s telephone number)

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



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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
Preferred Stock, Series A, $0.01 Par Value
 
DCOMP
 
The NASDAQ Stock Market

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 October 22, 2020, the Registrant announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.34375 per share of Series A Preferred Stock, payable on November 15, 2020 to preferred stockholders of record on November 6, 2020. 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.

On October 22, 2020, the Registrant announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.14 per common share, payable on November 13, 2020 to common stockholders of record on November 6, 2020. 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.

 
Press release of the Registrant, dated October 22, 2020, containing a discussion of the Registrant’s declaration of the cash dividends


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)
 
 
 
/s/ AVINASH REDDY
 
 
Avinash Reddy
 
Senior Executive Vice President  & Chief Financial Officer
 
(Principal Financial Officer)
 
 
Dated:  October 23, 2020
 



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