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LANCASTER, Pa., Oct. 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI), a leader in the design, innovation and manufacture of commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved an increase in the company’s regular quarterly cash dividend to a rate of $0.20 per share of common stock ($0.80 per share on an annualized basis). This represents an increase of 14% over the previous quarterly dividend rate of $0.175 per share.
The company’s Board of Directors also declared the cash dividend for the fourth quarter of 2019 to be payable on November 21, 2019, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 7, 2019.
"The decision to increase our regular quarterly dividend reflects continued confidence in our operating performance, free cash flow generation and long-term financial outlook," said Vic Grizzle, President and CEO of Armstrong. "With our strong balance sheet and cash flow performance, we remain committed to a balanced capital allocation strategy to invest for growth and return cash to shareholders."
The declaration and payment of future dividends and capital allocations will be at the discretion of the Board of Directors and will be dependent upon, among other things, the company's financial position, results of operations, cash flow and other factors.
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Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) is a global leader in the design, innovation and manufacture of commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions. For more information, visit www.armstrongceilings.com.