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

September 22, 2020
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

UNITED SECURITY BANCSHARES
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

California
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
000-32987 91-2112732
(Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
   
2126 Inyo Street, Fresno, California 93721
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

559-248-4943
(Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

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Item 8.01.     Other Events.

On September 22, 2020, the Board of Directors of United Security Bancshares ("Company") declared a $0.11 per share cash dividend for shareholders of record as of October 6, 2020, payable on October 16, 2020. A press release was issued on September 23, 2020, and is attached to this Current Report and is incorporated into this report by reference.




Item 9.01.    Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d)    Exhibits.

Exhibit No.Description
  
99.1



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.
UNITED SECURITY BANCSHARES
Date:September 23, 2020By: /s/ Bhavneet Gill
Bhavneet Gill
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer


Document

United Security Bancshares Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

FRESNO, CA, September 23, 2020 - On September 22, 2020, the Board of Directors of United Security Bancshares (the "Company")(NASDAQ: UBFO), the parent company of United Security Bank (the "Bank"), declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.11 per share on the Company's common stock. The dividend is payable on October 16, 2020, to shareholders of record as of October 6, 2020.







About United Security Bancshares
United Security Bancshares (NASDAQ: UBFO) is the holding company for United Security Bank, which was founded in 1987. United Security Bank is headquartered in Fresno and operates 11 full-service branch offices in Fresno, Bakersfield, Campbell, Caruthers, Coalinga, Firebaugh, Oakhurst, San Joaquin, and Taft. Additionally, United Security Bank operates Commercial Real Estate Construction, Commercial Lending, and Consumer Lending departments. For more information, please visit www.unitedsecuritybank.com.


FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Certain statements made in this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are statements that include projections, predictions, expectations, or beliefs about events or results or otherwise are not statements of historical facts, such as statements about the Company's board or its structure. Although the Company believes that its expectations with respect to such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions within the bounds of its existing knowledge of its business and operations, there can be no assurance that actual results, performance or achievements of the Company will not differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. For a more complete discussion of these risks and uncertainties, see the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, and particularly the section entitled “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.” Readers should carefully review all disclosures the Company files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.