Third quarter dividend is $.40 per share, an increase of 5.3% versus 3Q 2018
Indicated dividend yield is 4.3%
Annual dividends have increased for 48 consecutive years
Leggett & Platt's Board of Directors announced a dividend of $.40 per share for the third quarter, an increase of $.02 per share or 5.3% versus the third quarter of 2018. The dividend will be paid on October 15, 2019 to shareholders of record on September 13, 2019.
A member of Standard & Poor's Dividend Aristocrats, Leggett & Platt has increased its annual dividend for 48 consecutive years, a record that only ten S&P 500 companies currently exceed. At an annual indicated dividend of $1.60 per share, the yield is 4.3%, based upon yesterday's closing stock price of $37.62 per share. Accordingly, Leggett & Platt possesses one of the highest dividend yields among the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats.
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: At Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG), we create innovative products that enhance people's lives, generate exceptional returns for our shareholders, and provide sought-after jobs in communities around the world. L&P is a 136-year-old diversified manufacturer that designs and produces engineered products found in most homes and automobiles. The company is comprised of 15 business units, 23,000 employee-partners, and 145 manufacturing facilities located in 18 countries.
Leggett & Platt is the leading U.S.-based manufacturer of: a) bedding components; b) automotive seat support and lumbar systems; c) specialty bedding foams and private-label finished mattresses; d) components for home furniture and work furniture; e) flooring underlayment; f) adjustable beds; g) high-carbon drawn steel wire; and h) bedding industry machinery.
CONTACT: Investor Relations, (417) 358-8131 or [email protected] Susan R. McCoy, Senior Vice President of Investor Relations Wendy M. Watson, Director of Investor Relations Cassie J. Branscum, Manager of Investor Relations