3/4/2014 8:58:58 AM
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sensient Technologies Corporation (“Sensient” or the “Company”; NYSE: SXT) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.25 per share, an increase of 9% per share. The cash dividend will be paid on June 2, 2014, to shareholders of record on May 9, 2014. With this increase, the Company’s annual dividend payments to shareholders will have increased in each of the last nine consecutive years. Sensient also announced plans to repurchase up to two million shares of its common stock over the next twelve months, representing approximately 4% of outstanding shares. Sensient’s purchases of common stock will be made in the open market, on an opportunistic basis depending on market and other conditions. Sensient’s plan to repurchase its common stock is based on confidence in the Company’s outlook and in the success of its ongoing strategy and will be made under an existing authorization from its Board of Directors.
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