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Heritage Financial announces dividend

ALBANY, Ga. -- Heritage Financial Group, the mid-tier holding company for HeritageBank of the South, today announced that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 9 cents per share.

The dividend will be paid on Aug. 20 to stockholders of record as of Aug. 6. Heritage MHC, which holds 7,868,875 shares, or approximately 76 percent of the company's total outstanding stock, will waive receipt of the dividend on its shares.

HeritageBank of the South is a community-oriented bank serving primarily south Georgia and north-central Florida through 15 full-service banking offices and one loan production office. The company's website is www.eheritagebank.com.