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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)






Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d)

of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 21, 2019




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Ohio    0-16540    34-1405357
(State or other jurisdiction    (Commission    (IRS Employer
of incorporation)    File Number)    Identification No.)


201 South 4th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio    43935-0010
(Address of principal executive offices)    (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (740) 633-0445

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, Par Value $1.00    UBCP    NASDQ Capital Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  ☐

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐




Item 8.01.

Other Events.

On August 22, 2019, United Bancorp, Inc. issued a press release announcing the declaration by its Board of Directors on August 21, 2019 of the Company’s dividend for the third quarter of 2019, which will be payable on September 20, 2019 to shareholders of record on September 10, 2019. A copy of the press release is furnished herewith.


Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

The following exhibits are furnished herewith:




Exhibit Description

99    Registrant’s press release dated August 22, 2019


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.


Dated: August 26, 2019       UNITED BANCORP, INC.

/s/ Scott A. Everson

      Scott A. Everson, Chief Executive Officer


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Section 2: EX-99 (EX-99)






United Bancorp, Inc.

201 South 4th at Hickory Street, Martins Ferry, OH 43935


Contact:    Scott A. Everson    Randall M. Greenwood
   President and CEO    Senior Vice President, CFO and Treasurer
Phone:    (740) 633-0445 Ext. 6154    (740) 633-0445 Ext. 6181
   [email protected]    [email protected]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:        11:00 AM        August 22, 2019

United Bancorp, Inc. Declares an Increase in its Third Quarter Regular Cash Dividend Payment at $0.1375 per Share, which produces a Forward Yield of 4.78%

MARTINS FERRY, OHIO ◆◆◆ On August 21, 2019, the Board of Directors of United Bancorp, Inc. (UBCP) declared a third quarter dividend payment of $0.1375 per share for shareholders of record on September 10, 2019 with a payment date of September 20, 2019. This payment is greater than the cash dividend paid in the second quarter, which was $0.1350, and is the third quarterly increase in 2019. At this present cash dividend payout level, the forward yield is 4.78% based on the most recent quarter-ending market price.    

United Bancorp, Inc. is headquartered in Martins Ferry, Ohio and has total assets of $648.6 million and total shareholder’s equity of $57.0 million as of June 30, 2019. Through its single bank charter, Unified Bank, the Company has nineteen banking centers that serve the Ohio Counties of Athens, Belmont, Carroll, Fairfield, Harrison, Jefferson and Tuscarawas. The Company also operates a Loan Production Office in Wheeling (Ohio County), WV and will soon begin construction on a new full-service banking center in Moundsville (Marshall County), WV, which is scheduled to open sometime in the first quarter of 2020. United Bancorp, Inc. trades on the NASDAQ Capital Market tier of the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol UBCP, Cusip #909911109.

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