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 It should be considered historical in nature, as some information may now be out of date.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 1999 First Quarter
Carthage, MO – Leggett & Platt today reported record sales and earnings for the first quarter of 1999. Sales were $887.6 million (up 11.9%), net earnings were $66.1 million (up 14.2%), and earnings per diluted share were $.33 (up 13.8%) – all compared with 1998 first quarter records.
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Toggle Summary Fortune® Ranks Leggett
Carthage, MO — The FORTUNE® 1999 list of "America’s Most Admired Companies" ranks Leggett & Platt in the top 5% of nearly 500 major U.S. corporations. This year’s survey was published in the March 1st issue of the magazine. More than 10,000 executives, directors and securities analysts received
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Toggle Summary Leggett Increases First Quarter Dividend
Carthage, MO --- The Board of Directors of Leggett & Platt, Incorporated today declared a $.09 per share first quarter dividend on the company’s common stock. The dividend will be paid on March 15, 1999 to shareholders of record on February 26, 1999.
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Toggle Summary Leggett Reports Record Fourth Quarter And 1998 Year
Carthage, MO – Leggett & Platt today reported a record fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 1998. In the quarter, sales were $837.7 million (up 9.1%), net earnings were $61.5 million (up 11.6%), and earnings per diluted share were $.31 (up 10.7%) – all compared with the fourth quarter of
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Toggle Summary Leggett Declares Fourth Quarter Dividend . . .
Carthage, MO --- The Board of Directors of Leggett & Platt, Incorporated today declared an $.08 per share fourth quarter dividend on the company’s common stock. The dividend will be paid on January 4, 1999 to shareholders of record on November 27, 1998.
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Toggle Summary Leggett Reports Record Third Quarter Results
Carthage, MO – Leggett & Platt today reported record sales and earnings for this year’s third quarter. Sales were $884.1 million (up 18.4%), net earnings were $65.2 million (up 23.5%), and earnings per diluted share were $.32 (up 18.5%) – all compared with the third quarter of 1997.
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Toggle Summary Leggett Declares Third Quarter Dividend
Carthage, MO – The Board of Directors of Leggett & Platt, Incorporated today declared a third quarter dividend of $.08 per share. The dividend will be paid on September 15, 1998 to shareholders of record on August 21, 1998. This dividend is unchanged from the second quarter and 6.7% higher than the
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Toggle Summary Leggett Reports Record Second Quarter And First Half Results
Carthage, MO – Leggett & Platt today reported record sales and earnings for this year’s second quarter. Sales of $855.4 million and earnings of $.32 per diluted share both increased 19% over the second quarter of 1997. Results for the first half of 1998 also increased to new highs.
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Toggle Summary Leggett & Platt Announces Stock Split And Increased Cash Dividend
Carthage, MO – Leggett & Platt today announced the Board of Directors authorized a 2 for 1 stock split and increased the second quarter cash dividend. The split will be accomplished by issuing one additional share of Leggett’s $.01 par value common stock for each share outstanding on May 29, 1998.
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Toggle Summary Leggett & Platt Reports Record First Quarter
Carthage, MO – Leggett & Platt today reported record results for the first quarter of 1998. Sales increased to $793.2 million (up 18%) and net earnings grew to $57.9 million (up 20%) – both compared with 1997 first quarter records. Earnings per diluted share increased to $.58 (up 14%) – also
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