The Board of Directors of The First Bancorp recently declared a quarterly dividend of 19.5 cents per share.

This second-quarter dividend, which is payable July 31 to shareholders of record as of July 8 is equal to the 19.5 cents per share declared in the previous 19 quarters. Based on the June 19 closing price of $16.17 per share, the annualized dividend of 78 cents per share translates into a yield of 4.82 percent.

The First Bancorp, headquartered in Damariscotta, is the holding company for The First, N.A. Founded in 1864, The First is an independent community bank serving Mid-Coast and Down East Maine with 16 offices in Lincoln, Knox, Hancock, Penobscot and Washington counties.

For more information, please contact F. Stephen Ward, the First Bancorp’s Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, at 563-3272.