Dividend Changes to Know Now: Mainsource Financial, Energen, Provident Financial Holdings, Colonial Properties Trust, Columbia Banking System

Mainsource Financial Group (NASDAQ:MSFG): MainSource Financial raises Q1 common dividend 50% to 6c. MainSource declared a Q1 common dividend of 6c per share. This represents an increase of 3c per share from the dividend paid during the previous quarter. The dividend is payable on March 15 to common shareholders of record as of March 5.

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Energen Corp. (NYSE:EGN): Energen raises cash dividend 3.6% to 14.5c per share . The board of Energen increased the quarterly cash dividend 3.6% to 14.5c per share. On an annualized basis, the company’s new dividend rate is 58c per share. The dividend is payable March 1, to shareholders of record on February 15.

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Provident Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PROV): Provident Financial increases quarterly cash dividend by 40%. The board increased the quarterly cash dividend to 7c per share from 5c per share. The dividend is payable on December 11 to shareholders at the close of business on February 13.

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Colonial Properties Trust (NYSE:CLP): Colonial Properties increases quarterly dividend by 16.7% to 21c per share. On January 23, 2013, the Board of Trustees voted to increase the quarterly cash dividend on common shares for the first quarter 2013 by 16.7% to 21c per common share. The dividend is payable February 11, 2013, to shareholders of record as of February 4, 2013, representing an ex-dividend date of January 31, 2013.

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Columbia Banking System Inc. (NASDAQ:COLB): Columbia Banking increases quarterly dividend to 10c per share. The Board of Directors announced that a quarterly cash dividend of 10c per common share will be paid on February 20, 2013 to shareholders of record on February 6, 2013. This is an increase of 11% from 9c paid the prior quarter.

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