Essendant's Board Declares Regular Dividend

11 Feb, 2016, 08:15 ET from Essendant Inc.

DEERFIELD, Ill., Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Essendant Inc. (NASDAQ: ESND) announced that on February 10, 2016 its board of directors declared a $0.14 per share dividend payable on April 15, 2016 to stockholders of record at the close of business on March 15, 2016.

Forward-Looking Statements This news release contains forward-looking statements concerning the company's dividend.  These statements are based on management's current expectations and assumptions about many important factors, including the following, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements: continued strength in the company's financial position, including cash flows; the availability of financing sources to meet Essendant's business needs; and other risks identified in the company's most recent filing on Form 10-K and other SEC filings, all of which are available on the company's website. The company does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.

Shareholders, potential investors and other readers are urged to consider these risks and uncertainties in evaluating forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements. For additional information about risks and uncertainties that could materially affect Essendant's results, please see the company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings.  The forward-looking information in this news release is made as of this date only, and the company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement.  Investors are advised to consult any further disclosure by Essendant regarding the matters discussed in this release in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and in other written statements it makes from time to time.  It is not possible to anticipate or foresee all risks and uncertainties, and investors should not consider any list of risks and uncertainties to be exhaustive or complete.

About Essendant Essendant Inc. (formerly known as United Stationers Inc.) is a leading supplier of workplace essentials, with 2014 net sales of $5.3 billion. The company stocks a broad assortment of over 160,000 items, including technology products, traditional office products, janitorial and breakroom supplies, office furniture, industrial supplies, and automotive aftermarket tools. The Company's network of 74 distribution centers enable the Company to ship most products overnight to more than ninety percent of the U.S. and major cities in Mexico and Canada. For more information, visit essendant.com.

Essendant's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol ESND.

For Investor Inquiries: Kaveh Bakhtiari investorrelations@essendant.com 847.627.2900

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