EXTON, PA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/16/14 --
In the news release, "West Announces 10% Increase in Quarterly Dividend," issued earlier today by West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (NYSE: WST), we are advised by the company that the last sentence of the first paragraph should read "The fourth-quarter dividend will be paid on November 5, 2014 to shareholders of record as of October 22, 2014." rather than "The fourth-quarter dividend will be paid on November 3, 2014 to shareholders of record as of October 19, 2014." as originally issued. Complete corrected text follows.
West Announces 10% Increase in Quarterly Dividend
EXTON, PA -- July 16, 2014 -- West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has approved a fourth-quarter 2014 dividend of $0.11 per share, a 10% increase over the $0.10 per share declared for each of the four preceding quarters. This is the twenty-second consecutive annual increase in the Company's dividend. The fourth-quarter dividend will be paid on November 5, 2014 to shareholders of record as of October 22, 2014.
West works side-by-side with its healthcare partners from concept to the patient, designing and manufacturing packaging, diagnostic and delivery systems that promote the efficiency, reliability and safety of their products. Every day, West is leading the way with cutting-edge technologies and quality systems, a thorough understanding of global regulatory compliance, and an unmatched and growing knowledge base of relevant pharmaceutical product testing, development and packaging. Based in Exton, Pa., West supports its customers from sales, manufacturing, customer support and research and development locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Established in 1923, West's 2013 sales were $1.4 billion.
Michael A. Anderson
Vice President and Treasurer
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