Press Releases


Press Releases

The following information is provided here as a convenience, and was current as of the original date of authorship. It should be considered historical in nature, as some information may now be out of date. The company undertakes no duty to update or correct this information.

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Toggle Summary Leggett Reports Record Fourth Quarter And Full Year Results For 1997
Leggett & Platt today reported record sales and earnings for the fourth quarter and the year ended December 31, 1997. For the quarter, sales increased to $767.8 million, up 23% from the 1996 fourth quarter. Net earnings also increased 23% to $55.1 million.
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Toggle Summary Leggett Declares Fourth Quarter Dividend
The Board of Directors of Leggett & Platt, Incorporated today declared a $.14 per share fourth quarter dividend on the company’s common stock. The dividend will be paid on January 2, 1998 to shareholders of record on November 28, 1997. Dividends declared in 1997 totaled $.54 per share, up 17% from
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Toggle Summary Leggett Reports Record Third Quarter Results
Leggett & Platt, Incorporated today reported record third quarter sales and earnings for 1997. Sales were $747.0 million (up 19%), net earnings were $52.8 million (up 20%), and earnings per share were $.54 (up 13%)—all compared to previous third quarter records for 1996.
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Toggle Summary Leggett Increases Dividend
The Board of Directors of Leggett & Platt, Incorporated today increased the third quarter dividend to $.14 per share, up from the previous quarterly rate of $.13 per share. The new rate will be paid on September 15, 1997 to shareholders of record on August 29, 1997.
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Toggle Summary Leggett Reports Record Second Quarter Results
Leggett & Platt, Incorporated today reported record sales and earnings per share for this year’s second quarter. Sales were $721.2 million and earnings per share were $.55. When compared with the second quarter of 1996, sales increased 16%. Earnings per share increased 17%, when compared with 1996
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Toggle Summary Leggett’s Acquisition Growth Continues
Leggett Aluminum Group Leggett & Platt’s Aluminum Group, the largest independent die caster in North America, has acquired Cambridge Tool & Mfg. Co., headquartered in North Billerica, Massachusetts. Cambridge is the largest die caster on the East Coast, with three plants and 1997 sales estimated at
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Toggle Summary Leggett Declares Second Quarter Dividend
Carthage, MO - The Board of Directors of Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (LEG:NYSE) today declared a $.13 per share second quarter dividend on the company’s common stock. The dividend will be paid on June 16, 1997 to shareholders record on May 30, 1997.
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Toggle Summary Leggett & Platt Reports Record First Quarter
Carthage, MO - Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (LEG:NYSE) today reported record earnings of $.51 per share for the first quarter of 1997. Sales for the quarter were a record $673.2 million. Compared with the first quarter of 1996, earnings per share increased 21% on a 14% increase in sales.
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Toggle Summary Leggett Increases First Quarter Dividend
Carthage, MO - The Board of Directors of Leggett & Platt today increased the first quarter 1997 dividend to $.13 per share on the company's common stock. The dividend will be paid March 14, 1997 to shareholders of record on February 21, 1997. The current dividend is 8% higher than the previous
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Toggle Summary Leggett Reports Record Fourth Quarter And Full Year Results For 1996
Carthage, MO - Leggett & Platt today reported record fourth quarter earnings of $.48 per share for 1996. Sales for the quarter were a record $626.4 million. When compared with the fourth quarter of 1995, earnings per share increased 33% on a 16% increase in sales.
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