AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE: ATR), a global leader in drug delivery, consumer product dispensing and material science solutions, today declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.38 per share which is an increase of approximately 6% from the previous dividend amount. The payment date is May 19, 2021, to stockholders of record as of April 28, 2021.
Stephan Tanda, Aptar President and CEO, commented, “One element of Aptar’s compounding growth story is our dividend program. In 2020, we returned $93 million dollars to shareholders and with this current increase, we are on track for our 28th consecutive year of paying an increased annual dividend. By executing on our balanced capital allocation strategy and investing in new technologies and capacity, while we strengthen our competitive position through complementary acquisitions and partnerships, Aptar has grown and achieved a Total Shareholder Return of 102% over the past five years. This return has exceeded the returns of our Peer Group and the S&P Midcap 400.”
As previously announced, Aptar will hold a conference call on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. Central Time to discuss the Company’s first quarter results for 2021. The call will last approximately one hour. Interested parties are invited to listen to a live webcast by visiting the Investors page at www.aptar.com. Replay of the conference call can also be accessed for a limited time on the Investors page of the website.
Aptar is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of a broad range of drug delivery, consumer product dispensing and material science solutions. Aptar’s innovative solutions and services serve a variety of end markets including pharmaceutical, beauty, personal care, home, food and beverage. Using insights, proprietary design, engineering and science to create dispensing, dosing and protective packaging technologies for many of the world’s leading brands, Aptar in turn makes a meaningful difference in the lives, looks, health and homes of millions of patients and consumers around the world. Aptar is headquartered in Crystal Lake, Illinois and has 13,000 dedicated employees in 20 countries. For more information, visit www.aptar.com.
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