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West Increases Quarterly Dividend to $0.19

Oct 01, 2012 (Marketwire 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 $0.19 per share, beginning in the fourth quarter of 2012. The increase is the nineteenth consecutive annual increase in the Company's quarterly dividend. The fourth quarter dividend will be paid on November 7, 2012 to shareholders of record on October 24, 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 components used in syringe, IV and blood collection systems. The Company also provides products with application to the personal care, food and beverage markets. Headquartered in Lionville, Pennsylvania, West supports its partners and customers from 50 locations throughout North America, South America, Europe, Mexico, Japan, Asia and Australia. For more information, visit West at www.westpharma.com.

Contacts:
        West
        Michael A. Anderson
        Vice President and Treasurer
        (610) 594-3345
        Investors and Financial Media:
        Westwicke Partners
        John Woolford
        Stefan Loren
        (443) 213-0506