It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages.
~ Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 - April 07, 1947)
Solid financial results and excellent prospects for future success enable us to continue our long history of consistent dividend payments for our shareholders. We continue to achieve success in our core business activities especially the growth in loans, which becomes the foundation for our future earnings prospects and provides the capability to provide dividend increases such as we're announcing today.