BIO-TECHNE DECLARES DIVIDEND AND NEW SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ: TECH) announced that its Board of Directors has decided to pay a dividend of $0.32 per share for the quarter ended December 31, 2021. The quarterly dividend will be payable February 25, 2022, to all common shareholders of record on February 11, 2022. Future cash dividends will be considered by the Board of Directors on a quarterly basis.
Bio-Techne also announced today that its board of directors has approved a new share repurchase program authorizing the repurchase of up to $400 million of common stock. The new share repurchase program begins February 2, 2022 and replaces the previous program. The timing and number of shares to be repurchased will depend on factors such as the share price, economic and market conditions, and corporate and regulatory requirements. The share repurchase program may be suspended, amended, or discontinued at any time and does not obligate the Company to acquire any specific dollar amount or number of shares of common stock.
Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ: TECH) is a global life sciences company providing innovative tools and bioactive reagents for the research and clinical diagnostic communities. Bio-Techne products assist scientific investigations into biological processes and the nature and progress of specific diseases. They aid in drug discovery efforts and provide the means for accurate clinical tests and diagnoses. With thousands of products in its portfolio, Bio-Techne generated approximately $931 million in net sales in fiscal 2021 and has approximately 2,700 employees worldwide. For more information on Bio-Techne and its brands, please visit www.bio-techne.com.
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Company Codes: NASDAQ-NMS:TECH