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Timken approves increased stock buyback plan

Canton, OH -- The Timken Company board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 23 cents per share, an increase of 15% over the previous quarterly amount. This marks the 359th consecutive dividend on the common stock of the...


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February 13, 2012
By MRO Magazine
MRO Magazine

Canton, OH — The Timken Company board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 23 cents per share, an increase of 15% over the previous quarterly amount. This marks the 359th consecutive dividend on the common stock of the company, payable on Mar. 2, 2012, to shareholders of record as of Feb. 21, 2012.

At the same time, the board approved a new stock buyback authorization for up to 10 million shares of Timken common stock. This replaces the company’s existing share purchase plan, which had two million shares remaining and was set to expire on Dec. 31, 2012. Under the new plan, the company may purchase its own common shares in the open market or through privately negotiated transactions through Dec. 31, 2015.

“We are pleased that Timken’s financial strength and record performance allow us to return more to our shareholders,” said Ward J. Timken, Jr., chairman of the board. “The decisions to increase both the dividend and stock buyback plan directly reflect our confidence in the current and future prospects and value of The Timken Company.”

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