ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., April 28 Beckman Coulter, Inc. (NYSE: BEC), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing, announced today that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend payout of eighteen cents ($0.18) per share of outstanding common stock, payable on May 21, 2010 to all stockholders of record on May 7, 2010. This payout represents the 86th consecutive, quarterly payout of dividends.
Beckman Coulter, Inc., based in Orange County, California, develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical tests. More than 200,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in laboratories around the world, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care. Recurring revenue, consisting of consumable supplies (including reagent test kits), service and operating-type lease payments, represent about 80% of the company's 2009 revenue of $3.3 billion. For more information, visit www.beckmancoulter.com.
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