CARTHAGE, Mo., Sept. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
- Third quarter dividend is $.38 per share, an increase of 5.6% versus 3Q17
- Indicated dividend yield is 3.3%, one of the highest among the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats
- Annual dividends have increased for 47 consecutive years
Leggett & Platt's Board of Directors announced a dividend of $.38 per share for the third quarter, an increase of $.02 per share or 5.6% versus the third quarter of 2017. The dividend will be paid on October 15, 2018 to shareholders of record on September 24, 2018.
A member of Standard & Poor's Dividend Aristocrats, Leggett & Platt has increased its annual dividend for 47 consecutive years, a record that only ten S&P 500 companies currently exceed. At an annual indicated dividend of $1.52 per share, the yield is 3.3%, based upon yesterday's closing stock price of $46.17 per share. Accordingly, Leggett & Platt possesses one of the highest dividend yields among the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit Leggett's website at www.leggett.com.
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: At Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG), we create innovative products that enhance people's lives, generate exceptional returns for our shareholders, and provide sought-after jobs in communities around the world. L&P is a 135-year-old diversified manufacturer that designs and produces engineered products found in most homes and automobiles. The company is comprised of 14 business units, 22,000 employee-partners, and 120 manufacturing facilities located in 18 countries.
Leggett & Platt is the leading U.S. manufacturer of: a) bedding components; b) automotive seat support and lumbar systems; c) components for home furniture and work furniture; d) flooring underlayment; e) adjustable beds; f) high-carbon drawn steel wire; and g) bedding industry machinery.
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Susan R. McCoy, Vice President of Investor Relations
Wendy M. Watson, Director of Investor Relations
Cassie J. Branscum, Manager of Investor Relations
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