MILWAUKEE, Sept. 13, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Douglas Dynamics, Inc. (NYSE:PLOW), the North American leader in the design, manufacture and sale of snow and ice control equipment for light trucks, today announced that pursuant to the Company's dividend policy its board of directors has declared an initial quarterly cash dividend of $0.1825 per share of the Company's common stock. The commencement of the Company's first ongoing dividend program is reflective of the Company's growth and commitment to delivering shareholder value.
James L. Janik, President and Chief Executive Officer of Douglas Dynamics, commented, "The board's decision to initiate a quarterly cash dividend is a testament to the board's confidence in the Company's financial strength and ability to generate solid cash flow from operations following the successful completion of the Company's initial public offering."
The declared $0.1825 per share cash dividend will be paid on September 30, 2010 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on September 23, 2010.
In accordance with the Company's dividend policy, Douglas Dynamics intends to pay a regular quarterly cash dividend on its common stock in equal quarterly installments at an initial annual rate of $0.73 per share, or approximately $8 million in 2010 based on the current number of shares outstanding. The Company expects such payments to be made in March, June, September, and December. The declaration and payment of any future dividends, however, will be at the discretion of the Company's board of directors and will depend upon many factors, including the Company's financial condition or earnings, legal requirements, taxes and other factors the Company's board of directors may deem to be relevant.
About Douglas Dynamics
Douglas Dynamics is the North American leader in the design, manufacture and sale of snow and ice control equipment for light trucks, which consists of snowplows and sand and salt spreaders, and related parts and accessories. The Company sells its products under the WESTERN®, FISHER® and BLIZZARD® brands which are among the most established and recognized in the industry. Additional press releases and investor relations information is available at .
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Forward Looking Statements
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