NASHUA. N.H.--NFS Financial Corp. announced a dividend of 13 cents per share of Common stock for the second quarter, up 1 cent from the previous quarterly dividend."

The dividend will be paid Sept 13 to shareholders of Aug. 26.

The $606.8 million asset thrift holding company reported second quarter earnings of $1.7 million, up from $1.4 million in the second quarter of 1993.

Earnings for the first half of the year were $3.4 million, up from $2.8 million last year.

Nonperforming assets dipped below the 2% mark of all assets, settling down to $9.4 million, or 1.5% of total assets. NFS is the holding company for NFS Savings Bank of Nashua, with nine offices, and Plaistow Co-operative Bank of Plaistow, with two offices.

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