PriceSmart Announces Semi-Annual Dividend

PriceSmart Announces Semi-Annual Dividend 
SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/27/12 --  PriceSmart, Inc.
(NASDAQ: PSMT) today announced that its Board of Directors has
declared cash dividends, in the total amount of $0.60 per share,
$0.30 per share payable on December 21, 2012 to stockholders of
record as of the close of business on December 10, 2012 and $0.30 per
share payable on August 30, 2013 to stockholders of record as of the
close of business on August 15, 2013. 
The Company anticipates the ongoing payment of semi-annual dividends
in subsequent periods, although the actual declaration of future
dividends, the amount of such dividends, and the establishment of
record and payment dates is subject to final determination by the
Board of Directors in its discretion, after its review of the
Company's financial performance and anticipated capital requirements. 
About PriceSmart 
PriceSmart, headquartered in San Diego, owns and operates U.S.-style
membership shopping warehouse clubs in Latin America and the
Caribbean, selling high quality merchandise at low prices to
PriceSmart members. PriceSmart now operates 30 warehouse clubs in 12
countries and one U.S. territory (five in Costa Rica; four each in
Panama and Trinidad; three each in Guatemala and the Dominican
Republic; two each in Colombia, El Salvador, and Honduras; and one
each in Aruba, Barbados, Jamaica, Nicaragua and the United States
Virgin Islands). 
This press release may contain forward-looking statements concerning
the Company's anticipated future revenues and earnings, adequacy of
future cash flow and related matters. These forward-looking
statements include, but are not limited to, statements containing the
words "expect," "believe," "will," "may," "should," "project,"
"estimate," "anticipated," "scheduled," and like expressions, and the
negative thereof. These statements are subject to risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially,
including the following risks: the Company's financial performance is
dependent on international operations which exposes the Company to
various risks; any failure by the Company to manage its widely
dispersed operations could adversely affect its business; the Company
faces significant competition; future sales growth could be depend
upon the Company acquiring suitable sites for additional warehouse
clubs; the Company faces difficulties in the shipment of, and risks
inherent in the acquisition and importation of, merchandise to its
warehouse clubs; the Company is exposed to weather and other natural
disaster risks; general economic conditions could adversely impact
the Company's business in various respects; the Company is subject to
changes in relationships and agreements with third parties with which
the Company does business; a few of the Company's stockholders own
nearly 29.8% of the Company's voting stock, which may make it
difficult to complete some corporate transactions without their
support and may impede a change in control; the loss of key personnel
could harm the Company's business; the Company is subject to
volatility in foreign currency exchange rates; the Company faces the
risk of exposure to product liability claims, a product recall and
adverse publicity; a determination that the Company's long-lived or
intangible assets have been impaired could adversely affect the
Company's future results of operations and financial position;
although the Company takes steps to continuously review, enhance, and
implement improvements to its internal controls, there may be
material weaknesses or significant deficiencies that the Company has
not yet identified; as well as the other risks detailed in the
Company's U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") reports,
including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal
year ended August 31, 2012, filed pursuant to the Securities Exchange
Act of 1934 on October 30, 2012. We assume no obligation and
expressly disclaim any duty to update any forward-looking statement
to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this
presentation or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.  
For further information, please contact 
John M. Heffner
Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer
(858) 404-8826 
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