Stanley Black & Decker Announces 1st Quarter Dividend

  Stanley Black & Decker Announces 1st Quarter Dividend

Business Wire

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- February 19, 2013

Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) announced that its Board of Directors
approved a regular first quarter cash dividend of $0.49 per common share. This
extends the company’s record for the longest consecutive annual and quarterly
dividend payments among industrial companies listed on the New York Stock
Exchange. The dividend is payable on Tuesday, March 19^th, 2013 to
shareholders of record as of the close of business on Monday, March 11^th,

Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a diversified global provider
of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access
solutions and electronic security solutions, healthcare solutions, engineered
fastening systems, and more. Learn more at

Statements in this press release that are not historical, including but not
limited to those regarding the Company’s ability to increase its dividends in
2012, are “forward looking statements” and subject to risk and uncertainty and
actual results may differ materially from those projected or implied in any
forward-looking statements. Please refer to our most recent SEC filings,
including our Annual Report on Form 10-K, subsequently filed Quarterly Reports
on Form 10-Q, as well as our other filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, for detailed information regarding factors that could cause or
contribute to actual results differing materially from those expressed or
implied in such forward-looking statements.


Stanley Black & Decker
Kate W. Vanek, 860-827-3833
Vice President, Investor & Government Relations
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