Bemis Company Announces 30th Consecutive Annual Dividend Increase
NEENAH, Wis. -- February 7, 2013
Bemis Company, Inc. (NYSE: BMS) announced today that its Board of Directors
has approved a 4 percent increase in the quarterly cash dividend, increasing
it to 26 cents per share compared to the previous quarterly dividend of 25
cents per share. The cash dividend is payable on March 1, 2013, to
shareholders of record at the close of business on February 19, 2013. This
marks the 30th consecutive year that the Company has increased its dividend
payment. Bemis has been paying an annual dividend on its stock since 1922 and
has been included in Standard & Poor's list of Dividend Aristocrats since
"Our dividend program is an important part of our shareholders' total return
on investment in Bemis Company," said Henry Theisen, Bemis Company's President
and Chief Executive Officer. "This is our 30^th consecutive annual dividend
increase, reflecting the confidence of our Board of Directors in our ability
to continue to generate strong cash flow into the future and achieve our
long-term earnings per share growth targets."
ABOUT BEMIS COMPANY, INC.
Bemis Company, Inc. is a major supplier of packaging and pressure sensitive
materials used by leading food, consumer products, healthcare, and other
companies worldwide. Founded in 1858, Bemis Company is included in the S&P 500
index of stocks and reported 2012 net sales of $5.1 billion. Bemis has a
strong technical base in polymer chemistry, film extrusion, coating and
laminating, printing, and converting. Headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin,
Bemis employs approximately 20,000 individuals worldwide. More information
about Bemis is available at our website, www.bemis.com.
Bemis Company, Inc.
Melanie E. R. Miller, 920-527-5045
Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasurer
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