Owens & Minor Increases Cash Dividend

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Owens & Minor

    RICHMOND, Va., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens & Minor (NYSE:   OMI)
 announced today that its board of directors has increased the cash dividend
 12.0 percent to $0.0700 per share, from $0.0625 per share, for the second
 quarter of 2001.  The new dividend rate is equal to an annual rate of $0.28
 cents per share.  The cash dividend is payable on June 29, 2001 to
 shareholders of record as of June 14, 2001.  The company currently has
 approximately 33,307,830 common shares outstanding.
 
     Owens & Minor, Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Richmond,
 Virginia is the nation's leading distributor of national name brand
 medical/surgical supplies.  The company's distribution centers throughout the
 United States serve hospitals, integrated healthcare systems and group
 purchasing organizations.  In addition to its diverse product offering, Owens
 & Minor helps customers control healthcare costs and improve inventory
 management through innovative services in supply chain management, logistics
 and technology.  For fax copies of Owens & Minor's news releases, contact
 Company News On-Call at 800-758-5804, ext. 667125.  For releases on the World
 Wide Web, visit http://www.prnewswire.com, or for more information about Owens
 & Minor, as well as news releases and virtual warehouse tours, visit the
 company's Web site at http://www.owens-minor.com .
 
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    RICHMOND, Va., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens & Minor (NYSE:   OMI)
 announced today that its board of directors has increased the cash dividend
 12.0 percent to $0.0700 per share, from $0.0625 per share, for the second
 quarter of 2001.  The new dividend rate is equal to an annual rate of $0.28
 cents per share.  The cash dividend is payable on June 29, 2001 to
 shareholders of record as of June 14, 2001.  The company currently has
 approximately 33,307,830 common shares outstanding.
 
     Owens & Minor, Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Richmond,
 Virginia is the nation's leading distributor of national name brand
 medical/surgical supplies.  The company's distribution centers throughout the
 United States serve hospitals, integrated healthcare systems and group
 purchasing organizations.  In addition to its diverse product offering, Owens
 & Minor helps customers control healthcare costs and improve inventory
 management through innovative services in supply chain management, logistics
 and technology.  For fax copies of Owens & Minor's news releases, contact
 Company News On-Call at 800-758-5804, ext. 667125.  For releases on the World
 Wide Web, visit http://www.prnewswire.com, or for more information about Owens
 & Minor, as well as news releases and virtual warehouse tours, visit the
 company's Web site at http://www.owens-minor.com .
 
                      MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X01276413
 
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