Beckman Coulter, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend Payout Of $0.15 Per Share, A 7.1% Or $0.01 Per Share Inc.

FULLERTON, Calif., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Beckman Coulter, Inc. announced today that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend payout of fifteen cents ($0.15) per share of outstanding common stock, a 7.1% or $0.01 per share increase, payable on March 9, 2006 to all stockholders of record on February 17, 2006. This payout represents the 67th consecutive quarterly dividend payout.


Beckman Coulter, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of biomedical testing instrument systems, tests and supplies that simplify and automate laboratory processes. Spanning the biomedical testing continuum -- from pioneering medical research and clinical trials to laboratory diagnostics and point-of-care testing -- Beckman Coulter's 200,000 installed systems provide essential biomedical information to enhance health care around the world. The company, based in Fullerton, Calif., reported 2004 annual sales of $2.4 billion with 64 percent of this amount generated by recurring revenue from supplies, test kits and services. For more information, visit

Contact: Robert H. Raynor, Ph.D. (714) 773-7620

Director, Investor Relations

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CONTACT: Robert H. Raynor, Ph.D., Director, Investor Relations of BeckmanCoulter, Inc., +1-714-773-7620

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