EXTON, Pa., Dec. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST), a global leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, announced today that the Company's Board of Directors has approved a first-quarter 2020 dividend of $0.16 per share. The dividend will be paid on February 5, 2020, to shareholders of record as of January 22, 2020.
On December 10, 2019, the Company's Board of Directors authorized a share repurchase program for calendar-year 2020 authorizing the repurchase of up to 848,000 shares of the Company's common stock from time to time on the open market or in privately-negotiated transactions, as permitted under Exchange Act Rule 10b-18. The number of shares to be repurchased and the timing of such transactions will depend on a variety of factors, including market conditions. The share repurchase program is expected to be completed by December 31, 2020. The Company's previously-authorized share repurchase program will expire on December 31, 2019.
The Company also announced that management will be presenting an overview of the business at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, California, at 4:30 p.m. PST on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
A live audio webcast of the presentations and a copy of the presentation materials will be accessible from the Company's website at www.westpharma.com/en/investors.
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of packaging components and delivery systems for injectable drugs and healthcare products. Working by the side of its customers from concept to patient, West creates products that promote the efficiency, reliability and safety of the world's pharmaceutical drug supply. West is headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, and supports its customers from locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. West's 2018 net sales of $1.7 billion reflect the daily use of approximately 112 million of its components and devices, which are designed to improve the delivery of healthcare to patients around the world.
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Investor Contact: Quintin Lai, Vice President, Investor Relations, +1-610-594-3318, Quintin.Lai@westpharma.com; Media Contact: Emily Denney, Vice President, Global Communications, +1-610-594-3035, Emily.Denney@westpharma.com