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 It should be considered historical in nature, as some information may now be out of date.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 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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Toggle Summary Alice Walton New Leggett Board Member
Carthage, MO - Alice L. Walton today has been elected to the Board of Directors of Leggett & Platt, Incorporated. Ms. Walton was elected to fill the vacancy created by the expansion of the Board to fourteen members. All fourteen members are nominees that shareholders are being asked to elect at the
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Toggle Summary Fortune® Ranks Leggett
Carthage, MO — FORTUNE’s 1998 list of "America’s Most Admired Companies" released this week ranks Leggett & Platt in the top 6% of nearly 500 major corporations. About 12,600 executives, outside directors and securities analysts received ballots from FORTUNE asking them to judge various companies
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Toggle Summary Leggett Raises First Quarter Dividend
Carthage, MO - The Board of Directors of Leggett & Platt, Incorporated today declared a $.15 per share first quarter dividend. The dividend will be paid on March 16, 1998 to shareholders of record on February 27, 1998. The current dividend is 7% higher than the previous quarterly rate of $.14 per
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Toggle Summary Leggett Sales Expand By $175 Million
Seven Companies Acquired… Carthage, MO - Leggett & Platt today announced seven recent acquisitions of privately held companies having annual sales of about $175 million. Three of these companies, with sales of $100+ million, have joined Leggett’s rapidly growing Commercial Fixtures and Display
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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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