DUBLIN, Ireland, Nov. 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Warner Chilcott plc (Nasdaq:WCRX) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a semi-annual cash dividend in the amount of $0.25 per share, payable December 14, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 30, 2012.
This is the first semi-annual cash dividend declared under the Company's new dividend policy announced on August 7, 2012. Under the dividend policy, the Company expects to pay a total annual cash dividend to its ordinary shareholders of $0.50 per share in equal semi-annual installments of $0.25 per share. Any declaration by the Board of Directors to pay future cash dividends, however, will depend on the Company's earnings and financial condition and other relevant factors at such time.
For general information regarding the tax treatment of the semi-annual cash dividend, including potential Irish dividend withholding tax, please refer to the sections entitled "Material Tax Considerations" in the Company's Prospectus Supplement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 7, 2012 and the Company's Proxy Statement for its 2009 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 26, 2009, as well as the Frequently Asked Questions section of the Company's website at http://ir.wcrx.com/faq.cfm.
About Warner Chilcott
Warner Chilcott is a leading specialty pharmaceutical company currently focused on the women's healthcare, gastroenterology, urology and dermatology segments of the branded pharmaceuticals market, primarily in North America. We are a fully integrated company with internal resources dedicated to the development, manufacture and promotion of our products. WCRX-F
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We caution you that the foregoing list of important factors is not exclusive. In addition, in light of these risks and uncertainties, the matters referred to in our forward-looking statements may not occur. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.
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