DUBLIN, Ohio, Feb. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Cardinal Health today announced that its board of directors has approved a regular quarterly dividend of $0.175 per share, payable on April 15 to shareholders of record on April 1.
This marks the 102nd consecutive regular quarterly dividend for Cardinal Health. The company had approximately 361 million shares outstanding as of Jan. 31.
About Cardinal Health
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a Fortune 18 health care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. As the business behind health care, Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, hospitals and ambulatory care sites focus on patient care while reducing costs, improving efficiency and quality, and increasing profitability. As one of the largest health care companies in the world, Cardinal Health is an essential link in the health care supply chain, providing pharmaceuticals and medical products to more than 40,000 locations each day. The company is also a leading manufacturer of medical and surgical products, including gloves, surgical apparel and fluid management products. In addition, the company supports the growing diagnostic industry by supplying medical products to clinical laboratories and operating the nation's largest network of radiopharmacies that dispense products to aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of disease. Cardinal Health employs more than 30,000 people worldwide. More information about the company may be found at cardinalhealth.com.
SOURCE: Cardinal Health, Inc.