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West Increases Quarterly Dividend to $0.16

LIONVILLE, Pa., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved an increase of one cent per share in the Company's quarterly cash dividend, to $0.16 per share, beginning in the fourth quarter of 2009. The 6.7% increase is the seventeenth consecutive annual increase in the Company's quarterly dividend. The fourth quarter dividend will be paid on November 4, 2009 to shareholders of record on October 21, 2009.

About West

West 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

    Michael A. Anderson
    Vice President and Treasurer
    (610) 594-3345

    Investors and Financial Media:
    Evan Smith / Matt Duch
    (212) 850-5600

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