BERWYN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, today announced that its Board of Directors authorized the Company to increase its quarterly dividend to $0.36 per share, a 20 percent increase. The dividend will be a cash distribution payable on July 25, 2017, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on July 11, 2017.
In addition, Trinseo’s Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to 2 million shares of the Company’s ordinary shares over the next 18 months. This authorization replaces the Company’s prior repurchase authorization.
“I am pleased with Trinseo’s continued commitment to balance investment opportunities with return of capital to shareholders through an increased dividend and the new share repurchase program,” said Chris Pappas, President and CEO of Trinseo. “These programs underscore our confidence in our continued financial strength and the long-term outlook of our business."
Trinseo (NYSE: TSE) is a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber. We are focused on delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to help our customers create products that touch lives every day — products that are intrinsic to how we live our lives — across a wide range of end-markets, including automotive, consumer electronics, appliances, medical devices, lighting, electrical, carpet, paper and board, building and construction, and tires. Trinseo had approximately $3.7 billion in net sales in 2016, with 15 manufacturing sites around the world, and nearly 2,200 employees. For more information visit www.trinseo.com.
Note on Repurchase Program
Under the program, shares may be repurchased periodically in open market transactions at prevailing market prices in accordance with federal securities laws. The actual timing, number and value of shares repurchased under the program will be determined by management at its discretion and will depend on a number of factors, including the market price of Trinseo’s ordinary shares, general market and economic conditions, applicable legal requirements, and other business considerations. Repurchased shares will become treasury shares and may be utilized for general corporate purposes, including reissuance pursuant to Trinseo’s equity-based incentive plan, unless subsequently retired in whole or in part at a meeting of our shareholders. The share repurchase program does not obligate the Company to acquire any particular amount of its ordinary shares, and it may be suspended or terminated at any time in the Company’s discretion.
Note on Forward-Looking Statements
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