West Announces Third Quarter 2012 Dividend and Director Retirement
LIONVILLE, PA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/02/12 -- West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) today announced that its Board has approved the payment of a third-quarter 2012 cash dividend of $0.18 per share. The dividend will be paid on August 1, 2012 to shareholders of record on July 18, 2012.
West also announced the retirement of Robert C. Young, M.D., from its board pursuant to the Company's director retirement policy. The size of the board was reduced to ten directors, eliminating the vacancy created by Dr. Young's retirement.
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 Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. Michael A. Anderson Vice President and Treasurer (610) 594-3345 Investors and Financial Media: Westwicke Partners John Woolford/Stefan Loren (443) 213-0506/0507
Source: West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.