Given a strong net profit for the fourth quarter and for all of 2011, the board at Tacoma-based Columbia Bank has announced a quarterly cash dividend of 8 cents per share plus a special cash dividend of 29 cents per share.
The numbers, released early Thursday:
• Net income for the quarter at $14.8 million, an increase of 17 percent compared to $12.6 million for the fourth quarter in 2010.
• Quarterly per-share income of 37 cents, up 16 percent from 32 cents the year before.
• Annual net income of $48 million, up 86 percent from …