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12/13/11West Announces First Quarter 2012 Dividend
LIONVILLE, PA, Dec 13, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved payment of the first-quarter 2012 cash dividend of $0.18 per share. The dividend will be paid on February 1, 2012 to shareholders of record on January 18, 2012. About West West is a global manufacturer of components and systems for injectable drug delivery, including stoppers and seals for vials, and closures and disposable compo... 
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11/21/11West Appoints New Transfer Agent
November 21, 2011 - West Pharmaceutical Services is notifying shareholders by letter that it has appointed Broadridge Corporate Issuer Solutions, Inc. as its Transfer Agent and Registrar (replacing American Stock Transfer) effective November 22, 2011. This change does not affect stock holdings and does not directly affect shares that are held in brokerage accounts or through savings, retirement or similar plans with a financial institution. Shareholders will have new Broadridge account nu... 
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11/09/11West to Present at Lazard Conference
LIONVILLE, PA, Nov 09, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) today announced that management will attend the Lazard Capital Markets 8th Annual Healthcare Conference in New York, NY. Management will present an overview of West's business and outlook on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 10:00 AM ET. A live audio webcast of the Company's presentation, as well as a copy of the presentation materials, will be accessible from the Company's website at ww... 
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11/02/11West and Vetter Collaborate to Offer Customers an Innovative Filling Solution for Biopharmaceutical Drugs
LIONVILLE, Pa., Nov 02, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --West (NYSE: WST), a leading global manufacturer of components and systems for injectable drug delivery, and Vetter, a leading international independent specialist in the aseptic filling of drug-delivery systems, have collaborated to provide customers with the ability to source filled Daikyo Crystal Zenith(R) syringes. Providing the best solution to the challenges of packaging and deliverin... 
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11/01/11West Announces Third Quarter 2011 Results
Revenue Increase 8.2%, Operating Profit Higher -- Raises Base of 2012 Estimated Revenue Range, Sees Growth in 2012 and Beyond -- Weaker Foreign Currency Contributes to Lower Base in 2011 EPS Range -- Conference Call Scheduled for 9 a.m. Today LIONVILLE, PA, Nov 01, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) today announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2011. Summary comparative results were as follows: ($ millions, except per-share... 
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10/25/11West to Host 2011 Third Quarter Conference Call
LIONVILLE, Pa., Oct 25, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) announced today that it will release 2011 third quarter financial results before the market opens on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 and will follow with a conference call to discuss the results and business expectations at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. To participate on the call please dial 800-638-4930 (U.S.) or 617-614-3944 (International). The passcode is 60536446. A live broadcast of the con... 
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10/07/11/C O R R E C T I O N -- West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc./
LIONVILLE, Pa., Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --In the news release, West Increases Quarterly Dividend to $0.18, issued 07-Oct-2011 by West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the first paragraph, last sentence, should read "The fourth quarter dividend will be paid on November 2, 2011 to shareholders of record on October 19, 2011," rather than "The fourth quarter dividend will be paid on November 2, 2010 to shareholders of record on October ... 
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10/07/11West Increases Quarterly Dividend to $0.18
LIONVILLE, Pa., Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved an increase of one cent per share in the Company's quarterly cash dividend, to $0.18 per share, beginning in the fourth quarter of 2011. The increase is the eighteenth consecutive annual increase in the Company's quarterly dividend. The fourth quarter dividend will be paid on November 2, 2010 to shareholders of record on October 19, 2010. ... 
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09/07/11West to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences
LIONVILLE, Pa., Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) today announced that management will participate in two upcoming investor conferences. Management will attend the 9th Annual CL King & Associates Best Ideas Conference in New York, NY. Management will present an overview of West's business and outlook on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 2:45 PM ET. Management will also attend the UBS 2011 Global Life Sciences Conference in New York... 
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08/15/11West Expands Research and Development Center
Focus is on Helping Customers meet Stringent Quality Requirements LIONVILLE, Pa., Aug 15, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST), a global leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, is expanding its research and development center in St. Petersburg, Fla. West's advanced development center will focus on new elastomer formulations, process technologies and products for West's global component manufacturing network. "The customer-focused ... 
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08/01/11West Announces New Steam-Sterilized Plungers for Prefillable Glass Syringes
LIONVILLE, Pa., Aug 01, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST), a global leader in innovative system and component solutions for injectable drug administration, today announced the availability of a new line of steam-sterilized plungers for prefillable glass syringes. Westar(R) Ready-to-Use (RU) steam-sterilized plungers can mitigate risk for chemical and physical deterioration of plungers through an optimized steam sterilization cycle that, when compared to hig... 
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07/28/11West Announces Second Quarter 2011 Results
- Revenue Increases 9.3%, 2.8% Excluding Currency - - Adjusted EPS of $0.62 on Higher Costs, Sales Mix - - 2011 Guidance Update Raises Revenue, Narrows Range of Adjusted EPS - - Conference Call Scheduled for 9 a.m. Today - LIONVILLE, Pa., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) today announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2011. Summary comparative results were as follows: ... 
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07/21/11West to Host 2011 Second Quarter Conference Call
LIONVILLE, Pa., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) announced today that it will release 2011 second quarter financial results before the market opens on Thursday, July 28, 2011 and will follow with a conference call to discuss the results and business expectations at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. To participate on the call please dial 800-706-7745 (U.S.) or 617-614-3472 (International). The passcode is 73912733. A live broadcast of the conferenc... 
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06/15/11West Breaks Ground for its Second Manufacturing Plant in China
Expands Presence in Asian Markets SHANGHAI, Jun 15, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST), a global leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction for a compression molding plant in the Shanghai Qingpu Industrial Zone (SQIZ) in China. The new plant will be adjacent to West's injection molding facility that was dedicated in September 2009. When completed, the plant will ma... 
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05/31/11West to Present at Jefferies Conference
LIONVILLE, Pa., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) today announced that management will attend the Jefferies 2011 Global Healthcare Conference in New York, NY. Management will present an overview of West's business and outlook on Monday, June 6, 2011 at 4:00 PM ET. A live audio webcast of the Company's presentation, as well as a copy of the presentation materials, will be accessible from the Company's website at www.westpharma.com/en/inves... 
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05/06/11West Announces Third Quarter 2011 Dividend
LIONVILLE, Pa., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved payment of the third-quarter 2011 cash dividend of $0.17 per share. The dividend will be paid on August 3, 2011 to shareholders of record on July 20, 2011. In addition, West announced that its shareholders approved each of the proposals presented at its May 3, 2011 annual meeting, as recommended by its Board of Directors. These includ... 
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04/28/11West Announces First Quarter 2011 Results
- Adjusted EPS of $0.60 on Revenue Growth of 7.5% - - Increases Revenue and EPS Guidance, Primarily for Currency - - 2011 Adjusted EPS Guidance Range is $2.30 to $2.50 - - Conference Call Scheduled for 9 a.m. Today - LIONVILLE, Pa., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) today announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2011. Summary comparative results were as follows: ($... 
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04/21/11West to Host 2011 First Quarter Conference Call
LIONVILLE, Pa., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE:WST) announced today that it will release 2011 first quarter financial results before the market opens on Thursday, April 28, 2011 and will follow with a conference call to discuss the results and business expectations at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. To participate on the call please dial 866-713-8566 (U.S.) or 617-597-5325 (International). The passcode is 44873024. A live broadcast of the conferenc... 
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04/13/11West Adds Manufacturing Capacity to Meet Customer Demand for the Daikyo Crystal Zenith(R) Syringe System
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Apr 13, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- With biopharmaceutical companies seeking safe packaging and delivery solutions for high-value drug products, West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) is preparing to increase its capacity for manufacturing the Daikyo Crystal Zenith 1mL syringe system. Ideally suited for biopharmaceutical drug packaging and delivery, the Crystal Zenith syringe system overcomes problems inherent in glass-based systems, such as breakage and glass delamination... 
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03/24/11West and CareFusion Announce Plans to Develop an Innovative Needle-Free Vented Vial Access Device
LIONVILLE, Pa., Mar 24, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST), a global leader in innovative system and component solutions for injectable drug administration, and CareFusion, (NYSE: CFN), a global medical technology company, today announced they will jointly develop and market a new, needle-free vial access device. This initiative is part of a five year global distribution and supply agreement between the two companies. The new product, which will be available... 
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03/09/11West to Present at Barclays Capital Conference
LIONVILLE, Pa., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) today announced that management will attend the Barclays Capital 2011 Global Healthcare Conference in Miami, FL. Management will present an overview of West's business and outlook on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 4:15 PM ET. A live audio webcast of the Company's presentation, as well as a copy of the presentation materials, will be accessible from the Company's website at www.westpharma.com... 
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02/24/11West Appoints Two Directors and Announces Second Quarter 2011 Dividend
LIONVILLE, Pa., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) today announced that its Board of Directors increased the size of the Board to twelve and appointed two new directors, Mr. Mark A. Buthman and Mr. Douglas A. Michels. Each of their terms are effective immediately and will expire at the 2011 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, when they will stand for election to serve for the balance of their terms. The appointments anticipate the August 2011 retir... 
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02/17/11West Announces Fourth Quarter 2010 Results
- Adjusted Fourth Quarter EPS of $0.42 Excludes Restructuring, Tax Items - - Guides to 2011 Sales Growth of 3% to 6%, Adjusted EPS between $2.25 and $2.45 - - Expects First Quarter Adjusted EPS to Increase 6% to 9% over 2010 Period - - Conference Call Scheduled for 9 a.m. Today - LIONVILLE, Pa., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) today announced its fourth-quarter and full-year financial results for 2010. Summary comparative results for ... 
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02/10/11West to Host 2010 Fourth Quarter Conference Call
LIONVILLE, Pa., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) announced today that it will release 2010 fourth quarter financial results before the market opens on Thursday, February 17, 2011 and will follow with a conference call to discuss the results and business expectations at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. To participate on the call please dial 866-831-6267 (U.S.) or 617-213-8857 (International). The passcode is 14994078. A live broadcast of the confe... 
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02/01/11West to Present at UBS Investor Conference
LIONVILLE, Pa., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) today announced that management will attend the UBS 21st Annual Global Healthcare Services Conference in New York, NY. Management will present an overview of West's business and outlook on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 1:00 PM ET. A live audio webcast of the Company's presentation, as well as a copy of the presentation materials, will be accessible from the Company's website at www.westpharm... 
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01/05/11West Names New President of Pharmaceutical Packaging Systems
Fills Opening Created by Planned Retirement - LIONVILLE, Pa., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) has appointed Jeffrey C. Hunt President of the Company's Pharmaceutical Packaging Systems business, previously headed by Steven A. Ellers, the Company's President and Chief Operating Officer, who is planning to retire. Pharmaceutical Packaging Systems is a global business and is the Company's largest, generating annual sales revenue of nearly $80... 
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