World News: 21:28 GMT Thursday 14th February 2019. [Compass Minerals via Businesswire via SPi World News]
The Board of Directors of Compass Minerals (NYSE: CMP) has approved a quarterly dividend of $0.72 per share. This dividend is payable March 15, 2019, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 1, 2019.
“The Board of Directors continues to view our dividend as an important component of our value proposition for investors,” said Dick Grant, chairman of the Board and interim CEO of Compass Minerals. “Given our expectations for 2019, we believe that the dividend at its current level remains manageable.”
About Compass Minerals
Compass Minerals is a leading provider of essential minerals that solve nature’s challenges, including salt for winter roadway safety and other consumer, industrial and agricultural uses, and specialty plant nutrition minerals that improve the quality and yield of crops. The company produces its minerals at locations throughout the U.S., Canada, Brazil and the U.K., operating 22 production facilities and employing more than 3,000 personnel worldwide. Compass Minerals’ mission is to be the best essential minerals company by safely delivering where and when it matters.
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Business Wire: 21:28 GMT Thursday 14th February 2019
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