MENLO PARK, Calif., April 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Exponent, Inc. (Nasdaq:EXPO) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a two-for-one stock split of its common stock and a change in the number of authorized shares of common and preferred stock to 80 million and 2 million, respectively, each subject to stockholder approval of both the split and the change in authorized shares at the 2015 annual meeting of stockholders on May 28, 2015. If Exponent's stockholders approve the stock split and the change in authorized shares, each stockholder of record at the close of business on May 28, 2015 will receive one additional share of common stock for every outstanding share of common stock held on the record date. Upon the completion of the stock split, Exponent will have approximately 26 million shares of common stock outstanding.
In addition, the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend to be paid on June 26, 2015 to all common stockholders of record as of June 12, 2015. If the proposed stock split and the change in authorized shares are approved by stockholders the cash dividend will be $0.15 per share. If the proposed stock split, the change in authorized shares, or both are not approved by stockholders, the cash dividend will be $0.30 per share.
Exponent anticipates paying quarterly dividends each year in March, June, September and December. Future declarations of quarterly dividends and the establishment of future record and payment dates are subject to the final determination of Exponent's Board of Directors.
Exponent is an engineering and scientific consulting firm providing solutions to complex problems. Exponent's multidisciplinary organization of scientists, physicians, engineers, and business consultants brings together more than 90 technical disciplines to address complicated issues facing industry and government today. The firm has been best known for analyzing accidents and failures to determine their causes, but in recent years it has become more active in assisting clients with human health, environmental and engineering issues associated with new products to help prevent problems in the future.
Exponent may be reached at (888) 656-EXPO, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.exponent.com.
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