Converse, Ind., March 14, 2017 -- First Farmers Financial Corp. (OTCQX Banks; FFMR), the parent company of First Farmers Bank & Trust Co., announced that on March 14, 2017 the Board of Directors approved a quarterly cash dividend for the first quarter of 2017 of $0.33 per share, payable on April 14, 2017 to shareholders of record as of March 31, 2017. This quarterly dividend represents a 3.1% increase over the quarterly dividend paid in April 2016.

First Farmers Financial Corp is a $1.61 billion financial holding company headquartered in Converse, Indiana. First Farmers Bank & Trust has 28 offices throughout Carroll, Cass, Clay, Grant, Hamilton, Howard, Huntington, Madison, Marshall, Miami, Starke, Sullivan, Tipton, Vermillion, Vigo and Wabash counties in Indiana and 7 offices in Coles, Edgar and Vermilion counties in Illinois.