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Section 1: 8-K


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): January 10, 2019

MELROSE BANCORP, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

Maryland
 
001-36702
 
47-0967316
(State or Other Jurisdiction
 
(Commission File No.)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
of Incorporation)
 
Identification No.)
 
638 Main Street, Melrose, Massachusetts
 
02176
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (781) 665-2500

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Item 8.01     Other Events
 

On January 10, 2019, the Board of Directors of Melrose Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company") declared an annual cash dividend on the Company's common stock of $0.34 per share. The dividend will be payable to stockholders of record as of January 29, 2019 and is expected to be paid on or about February 14, 2019.

A copy of the press release dated January 11, 2019 giving details associated with the dividend is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.

Item 9.01     Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(a)
Financial Statements of Businesses Acquired.  Not Applicable. 

(b)
Pro Forma Financial Information.  Not Applicable.  

(c)
Shell Company Transactions.  Not Applicable. 

(d)
Exhibits.

 
Exhibit No.
Description
     
 
99.1
Press Release, dated January 11, 2019






SIGNATURES

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.

 
MELROSE BANCORP, INC.
   
   
   
DATE: January 11, 2019
By:           /s/ Jeffrey D. Jones
 
 Jeffrey D. Jones
 
President and Chief Executive Officer
   

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Section 2: EX-99.1 (PRESS RELEASE DATED JANUARY 11, 2019)

Exhibit 99.1
 

Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:  Jeffrey Jones
Telephone: (781) 665-2500

MELROSE BANCORP, INC.
ANNOUNCES ANNUAL CASH DIVIDEND

January 11, 2019, Melrose Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: MELR) (the "Company") today announced that its board of directors declared an annual cash dividend of $0.34 per common share.  The dividend will be paid on or about February 14, 2019, to stockholders of record as of the close of business on January 29, 2019.

"We are pleased to be paying an annual cash dividend to our shareholders," said Jeff Jones, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.  "As we said last year when we made our first dividend payment, we believe that the payment of dividends represents our long-term commitment to enhancing shareholder value and we anticipate continuing to pay an annual dividend, subject to our future financial condition and results of operations, and future market, regulatory and general economic conditions."


Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements herein constitute "forward-looking statements" and actual results may differ from those contemplated by these statements. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They often include words like "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," and "intend" or future or conditional verb such as "will," "would," "should," "could" or may." Certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results include changes in the interest rate environment, changes in general economic conditions, legislative and regulatory changes that adversely affect the businesses in which Melrose Bancorp, Inc. is engaged and changes in the securities market. The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether in response to new information, future events or otherwise.
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