ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Beckman Coulter, Inc. (NYSE: BEC) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend payout of seventeen cents ($0.17) per share of outstanding common stock, payable on March 6, 2009 to all stockholders of record on February 20, 2009. This payout represents the 79th consecutive, quarterly payout of dividends.
Beckman Coulter, Inc., based in Orange County, California, develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical tests. More than 200,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in laboratories around the world, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care. Recurring revenue, consisting of supplies, test kits, service and operating-type lease payments, represent more than 78 percent of the company's 2008 revenue of $3.1 billion. For more information, visit www.beckmancoulter.com.
Contact: Cynthia Skoglund (714) 773-7620 Manager, Investor Relations
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