LIONVILLE, Pa., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved payment of the third-quarter 2011 cash dividend of $0.17 per share. The dividend will be paid on August 3, 2011 to shareholders of record on July 20, 2011.
In addition, West announced that its shareholders approved each of the proposals presented at its May 3, 2011 annual meeting, as recommended by its Board of Directors. These included a proposal to declassify the Board and, as a result, each of the Company's directors will be elected annually beginning in 2012.
About WestWest is a global manufacturer of components and systems for injectable drug delivery, including stoppers and seals for vials, and closures and disposable components used in syringe, IV and blood collection systems. The Company also provides products with application to the personal care, food and beverage markets. Headquartered in Lionville, Pennsylvania, West supports its partners and customers from 50 locations throughout North America, South America, Europe, Mexico, Japan, Asia and Australia. For more information, visit West at www.westpharma.com.Contacts:
Investors and Financial Media:West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
Westwicke PartnersMichael A. Anderson
John Woolford/Stefan LorenVice President and Treasurer
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