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News Article | April 27, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

BAYONNE, N.J., April 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BCB Bancorp, Inc., Bayonne, N.J. (NASDAQ:BCBP), announced that the Board of Directors unanimously approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.14/share on April 27th, 2017 to shareholders in its common stock of record on May 8th, 2017, payable on May 22nd, 2017. This compares with a quarterly dividend of $0.14/share for the same period last year. Thomas Coughlin, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "The declaration of our quarterly cash dividend reflects the bank’s continued ability to deliver value and returns to our shareholders while maintaining our standing as a well-capitalized financial institution based upon all quantitative measurements as established by our regulatory agencies. The Bank’s strong fiscal quarter and dividend declaration were in line with our strategic plan. The improvements to our key performance indicators continue to move us towards becoming a high performing bank.” BCB Community Bank currently operates 22 full-service branches in Bayonne, Carteret, Colonia, Edison, Fairfield, Hoboken, Holmdel, Jersey City, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Monroe Township, Rutherford, South Orange, Union, and Woodbridge, NJ as well as two locations in Staten Island, NY. Questions regarding the content of this release should be directed to Thomas Coughlin, President and Chief Executive Officer, or Thomas Keating, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, at (201) 823-0700. This release, like many written and oral communications presented by BCB Bancorp, Inc., and our authorized officers, may contain certain forward-looking statements regarding our prospective performance and strategies within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. We intend such forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and are including this statement for purposes of said safe harbor provisions. Forward-looking statements, which are based on certain assumptions and describe future plans, strategies, and expectations of the Company, are generally identified by use of words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “project,” “seek,” “strive,” “try,” or future or conditional verbs such as “could,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” or similar expressions. Our ability to predict results or the actual effects of our plans or strategies is inherently uncertain. Accordingly, actual results may differ materially from anticipated results. There are a number of factors, many of which are beyond our control, that could cause actual conditions, events, or results to differ significantly from those described in our forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: general economic conditions and trends, either nationally or in some or all of the areas in which we and our customers conduct our respective businesses; conditions in the securities markets or the banking industry; changes in interest rates, which may affect our net income, prepayment penalties and other future cash flows, or the market value of our assets; changes in deposit flows, and in the demand for deposit, loan, and investment products and other financial services in the markets we serve; changes in the financial or operating performance of our customers’ businesses; changes in real estate values, which could impact the quality of the assets securing the loans in our portfolio; changes in the quality or composition of our loan or investment portfolios; changes in competitive pressures among financial institutions or from non-financial institutions; changes in our customer base; potential exposure to unknown or contingent liabilities of companies targeted for acquisition; our ability to retain key members of management; our timely development of new lines of business and competitive products or services in a changing environment, and the acceptance of such products or services by our customers; any interruption or breach of security resulting in failures or disruptions in customer account management, general ledger, deposit, loan or other systems; any interruption in customer service due to circumstances beyond our control; the outcome of pending or threatened litigation, or of other matters before regulatory agencies, or of matters resulting from regulatory exams, whether currently existing or commencing in the future; environmental conditions that exist or may exist on properties owned by, leased by, or mortgaged to the Company; changes in estimates of future reserve requirements based upon the periodic review thereof under relevant regulatory and accounting requirements; changes in legislation, regulation, and policies, including, but not limited to, those pertaining to banking, securities, tax, environmental protection, and insurance, and the ability to comply with such changes in a timely manner; changes in accounting principles, policies, practices, or guidelines; operational issues stemming from, and/or capital spending necessitated by, the potential need to adapt to industry changes in information technology systems, on which we are highly dependent; the ability to keep pace with, and implement on a timely basis, technological changes; changes in the monetary and fiscal policies of the U.S. Government, including policies of the U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve Board; war or terrorist activities; and other economic, competitive, governmental, regulatory, and geopolitical factors affecting our operations, pricing and services. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. Except as required by applicable law or regulation, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date on which such statements were made.


Alderman O.L.G.,University of Warwick | Iuga D.,University of Warwick | Howes A.P.,University of Warwick | Pike K.J.,University of Warwick | And 3 more authors.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics | Year: 2013

High-resolution, solid-state 11B NMR spectra have been obtained at high magnetic fields for a range of polycrystalline borates using double-rotation (DOR), multiple-quantum magic angle spinning and isotopic dilution. DOR linewidths can be less than 0.2 ppm in isotopically diluted samples, allowing highly accurate values for the isotropic chemical shift, δiso, and electric field gradient to be obtained. The experimental values are used as a test of density functional calculations using both projector augmented wave based CASTEP and WIEN2k. The CASTEP calculations of δiso are generally in very good agreement with experiment, having r.m.s. deviation 0.40 ppm. WIEN2k calculations of electric field gradient magnitude, CQ, and asymmetry, η, are also in excellent agreement with experiment, with r.m.s. deviations 0.038 MHz and 0.042 respectively. However, whilst CASTEP gives a similar deviation for η (0.043) it overestimates CQ by ∼15%. After scaling of the calculated electric field gradient by 0.842 the deviation in CQ is practically identical to that of the WIEN2k calculations. The spectral assignments that follow from the experimental and computational results allow identification of correlations between δiso and (a) the average B-O-B bond angle, θ, for both three and four coordinated boron, giving δ iso(BIII) = (185.1 - θ)/3.42 ppm and δiso(BIV) = (130.2 - θ)/5.31 ppm; and (b) the ring-site T3 unit trigonal planar angular deviation, Stri, giving δiso(T3(ring)) = (1.642 × 10 -2 - Stri)/(8.339 × 10-4) ppm. © 2013 the Owner Societies.


Holler C.M.,University of Oxford | Holler C.M.,Esslingen University of Applied Sciences | Taylor A.C.,University of Oxford | Jones M.E.,University of Oxford | And 9 more authors.
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation | Year: 2013

We describe the development of two circularly symmetric antennas with high polarization purity and low spill-over. Both were designed to be used in an all-sky polarization and intensity survey at 5 GHz (the C-Band All-Sky Survey, C-BASS). The survey requirements call for very low cross-polar signal levels and far-out sidelobes. Two different existing antennas, with 6.1-m and 7.6-m diameter primaries, were adapted by replacing the feed and secondary optics, resulting in identical beam performances of 0.73\circ FWHM, cross-polarization better than - 50 dB, and far-out sidelobes below -70 dB. The polarization purity was realized by using a symmetric low-loss dielectric foam support structure for the secondary mirror, avoiding the need for secondary support struts. Ground spill-over was largely reduced by using absorbing baffles around the primary and secondary mirrors, and by the use of a low-sidelobe profiled corrugated feedhorn. The 6.1-m antenna and receiver have been completed and tested. Results show that the co-polar beam matches the design simulations very closely in the main beam and down to levels of - 80 dB in the backlobes. With the absorbing baffles in place the far-out (>100{\circ}) sidelobe response is reduced below -90 dB. Cross-polar response could only be measured down to a noise floor of - 20 dB but is also consistent with the design simulations. Temperature loading and groundspill due to the secondary support were measured at less than 1 K. © 1963-2012 IEEE.


Kawahata K.,Japan National Institute for Fusion Science | Nagayama Y.,Japan National Institute for Fusion Science | Tsuchiya H.,Japan National Institute for Fusion Science | Mase A.,Kyushu University | And 4 more authors.
Plasma and Fusion Research | Year: 2011

A broadband heterodyne radiometer system has been developed and installed on KSTAR to measure second harmonic electron cyclotron emission (ECE) at the magnetic field of 3 T. The system consisting of two radiometers (110-162GHz and 164-196GHz) can cover a frequency range of 110-196GHz. The unique and key components to construct this ECE diagnostic instrument are specially-designed detector modules and a diplexer for splitting ECE radiation with high efficiency. The minimum detectable electron temperature with a time response of 1μs is about 0.23eV. The observed signal intensity is roughly consistent with the value estimated by using characteristics of various components (waveguide components, sub-harmonic mixers, amplifiers, and intermediate frequency detectors). In this article, design considerations and preliminary ECE measurements will be described. © 2011 The Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research.


Han S.-T.,Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute | Lee J.-W.,Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute | Kang J.,Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute | Oh C.-S.,Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute | And 11 more authors.
Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific | Year: 2013

We have developed a new millimeter wave receiver system with input optics that support simultaneous observations in four bands of 22, 43, 86, and 129 GHz to facilitate calibrating tropospheric phase fluctuations for millimeter-wave VLBI observations. In order to make simultaneous observations in four bands pointing at the same position in sky, it is crucial that errors among the beams from any misalignments should be kept small. After doing the beam alignment in the laboratory, on-site test observations were carried out so as to evaluate the performance. The result is that the beam centers of the four bands with reference to the 86 GHz beam center were aligned within 2″ over most of the elevation range of the Korean VLBI Network (KVN) 21 m telescope. Measured telescope aperture efficiencies including the multiband receiver optics are 65% at 22 GHz, 62% at 43 GHz, 57% at 86 GHz, and 38% at 129 GHz. Through this novel optics covering wide RF bandwidth effectively, we can simultaneously observe the SiO maser transitions at 43, 86, and 129 GHz and in addition the water maser line at 22 GHz. © 2013. The Astronomical Society of the Pacific. All rights reserved.


Murk A.,University of Bern | Reveles J.R.,EnerSys | Wylde R.,Thomas Keating Ltd | Bell G.,Thomas Keating Ltd | And 5 more authors.
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation | Year: 2013

The reliability of millimeter and sub-millimeter wave radiometer measurements is dependent on the accuracy of the loads they employ as calibration targets. In the recent past on-board calibration loads have been developed for a variety of satellite remote sensing instruments. Unfortunately some of these have suffered from calibration inaccuracies which had poor thermal performance of the calibration target as the root cause. Stringent performance parameters of the calibration target such as low reflectivity, high temperature uniformity, low mass and low power consumption combined with low volumetric requirements remain a challenge for the space instrument developer. In this paper we present a novel multi-layer absorber concept for a calibration load which offers an excellent compromise between very good radiometric performance and temperature uniformity and the mass and volumetric constraints required by space-borne calibration targets. © 1963-2012 IEEE.


McKay J.E.,National HighMagnetic Field Laboratory | Robertson D.A.,University of St. Andrews | Speirs P.J.,Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne | Hunter R.I.,University of St. Andrews | And 3 more authors.
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation | Year: 2016

We demonstrate that very high performance, extremely compact, scalar corrugated feedhorns can be designed and constructed by optimizing the excitation and phasing of the HE11, HE12, and HE13 modes near the throat of the horn while limiting excitation of higher order modes. We present the design and measurement of two families of dualprofiled horn, both with a directivity of 20 dBi that couple with very high efficiency to a fundamental Gaussian mode. The first was optimized for sidelobe performance and features sidelobes approaching .60 dB for a horn length of only 15.6. The second was designed to minimize horn length and to achieve sidelobe levels below .35 dB for a horn that is only 4.8 long. The horns exhibit excellent coupling to the fundamental freespace Gaussian mode, with LG00 power coupling of 99.92% and 99.75%, respectively. We demonstrate excellent agreement between simulation and experiment at 94 GHz and simulate the performance over a 20% bandwidth. High-performance compact scalar horns are of interest because they reduce manufacturing risk at high frequencies, and reduce size and weight at lower frequencies, which can be important in horn arrays and space applications, where horn arrays often have serious weight and size restrictions © 2016 IEEE.


Wylde R.J.,University of St. Andrews | Wylde R.J.,Thomas Keating Ltd | Bell G.S.,Thomas Keating Ltd | Murk A.,University of Bern
International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz | Year: 2012

THz devices depend on precise knowledge of material parameters, which, as the frequency coverage of VNA's pushes into the THz region, can be obtained from free space measurements. However the interpretation of the results generally assumes an infinite plane wave propagating through the sample, whereas in practice a Gaussian beam-waist is typically located there. We discuss the error introduced by this, and the resulting limits on the size of the beam-waist and therefore the size of the material sample. © 2012 IEEE.


Murk A.,University of Bern | Schroder A.,University of Bern | Winser M.,Airbus | Yichen Q.,ANSYS Inc. | Wylde R.,Thomas Keating Ltd
2016 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2016 | Year: 2016

In the frame of the MetOp-SG MWS microwave radiometer, we determine the expected radiometric calibration bias caused by temperature gradients in the blackbody target. The target consists of a pyramidal array of metal pyramids coated with microwave absorber. The temperature gradients within the absorber layers are simulated using the Ansys NLT software, and the microwave volume loss density using HFSS. The effective brightness temperature of the target is obtained by integrating the product of these two spatial-depend variables. © 2016 European Association of Antennas and Propagation.


Murk A.,University of Bern | Wylde R.,Thomas Keating Ltd. | Bell G.,Thomas Keating Ltd. | McNamara A.,EnerSys | And 4 more authors.
International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) | Year: 2012

Microwave radiometers are widely used for remote sensing and radio astronomical observations. Their absolute accuracy depends on the performance of the blackbody targets which are used for the radiometric calibration. In this paper we summarize the performance aspects of such calibration targets and present different designs for upcoming ESA missions. © 2012 IEEE.

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