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American Software’s Board Increases the Quarterly Cash Dividend by an 11.1% and Accelerates Payment of Anticipated Dividends



  American Software’s Board Increases the Quarterly Cash Dividend by an 11.1%
  and Accelerates Payment of Anticipated Dividends of $.30 Cents Per Share

Business Wire

ATLANTA -- November 14, 2012

American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA), a leading provider of business
software solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a
regular quarterly cash dividend on its Class A and B common shares in the
amount of $.10 cents per share, which represents an 11.1 percent increase over
the previous quarterly dividend rate of $.09 cents per share.

In addition, the Board declared a special accelerated dividend of $.20 cents
per common share. The Board of Directors noted that this special accelerated
dividend was intended by the Board to be in lieu of the regular quarterly
dividends that have historically been declared in February and May of each
year. Both the regular quarterly dividend and the special accelerated dividend
(a total of $.30 cents per share) will be paid on Dec. 21, 2012 to
shareholders of record on the close of business on December 8, 2012.

"These actions evidence the Board's confidence in future earnings and its
commitment to deliver profits to the shareholders," said American Software
Chief Executive Officer James C. Edenfield. "The Board's decision to pay these
accelerated dividends prior to December 31,2012," he said, "was driven by the
uncertainty surrounding the tax treatment of dividends beyond 2012. In light
of that uncertainty, we accelerated into 2012 some of the dividends we would
have expected to declare and pay in 2013."

About American Software, Inc.

Atlanta-based American Software (NASDAQ: AMSWA) provides demand-driven supply
chain management and enterprise software solutions, backed by more than 40
years of industry experience, that drive value for companies regardless of
market conditions. Logility, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of American
Software, is a leading provider of collaborative solutions to optimize the
supply chain. Logility Voyager Solutions™ is a complete supply chain
management solution suite that features a performance monitoring architecture
and provides supply chain visibility; demand, inventory and replenishment
planning; sales and operations planning (S&OP); supply and inventory
optimization; manufacturing planning and scheduling; transportation planning
and management; and warehouse management. Logility customers include Fender
Musical Instruments, Hewlett-Packard, Parker Hannifin, Sigma-Aldrich, Verizon
Wireless, and VF Corporation. Demand Management, Inc., a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Logility, delivers supply chain solutions to small and midsized
manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Demand Management’s Demand
Solutions^® suite is widely deployed and globally recognized for forecasting,
demand planning and point-of-sale analysis. Demand Management serves customers
such as Avery Dennison Corporation, Lonely Planet and Trek Bicycle. New
Generation Computing^® (NGC^®), a wholly-owned subsidiary of American
Software, is a leading provider of PLM, supply chain management, ERP and
product testing software and services for brand owners, retailers and consumer
products companies. NGC customers include A|X Armani Exchange, Aeropostale,
Billabong, Carter’s, Casual Male, Hugo Boss, Jos. A. Bank, Lakeshore Learning,
Lululemon Athletica, Marchon Eyewear, and Swatfame. For more information about
American Software, please visit www.amsoftware.com, call (800) 726-2946 or
email: ask@amsoftware.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to
substantial risks and uncertainties. There are a number of factors that could
cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by statements
made herein. These factors include, but are not limited to, changes in general
economic conditions, technology and the market for the Company's products and
services, including economic conditions within the e-commerce markets; the
timely availability and market acceptance of these products and services; the
Company’s ability to satisfy in a timely manner all SEC required filings and
the requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the
rules and regulations adopted under that Section; the challenges and risks
associated with integration of acquired product lines and companies; the
effect of competitive products and pricing; the uncertainty of the viability
and effectiveness of strategic alliances; and the irregular pattern of the
Company's revenues. For further information about risks the Company could
experience as well as other information, please refer to the Company's current
Form 10-K and other reports and documents subsequently filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information, contact: Vincent C.
Klinges, Chief Financial Officer, American Software, Inc., (404) 264-5477 or
fax: (404) 237-8868.

e-Intelliprise is a trademark of American Software, Logility is a registered
trademark and Logility Voyager Solutions is a trademark of Logility, Demand
Solutions is a registered trademark of Demand Management.. Other products
mentioned in this document are registered, trademarked or service marked by
their respective owners.

Contact:

American Software, Inc.
Vincent C. Klinges, 404-264-5477
Chief Financial Officer
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