CMC Materials Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend and Authorized Share Repurchase Program

Wednesday, 03. March 2021 12:00

Aurora, IL, March 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CMC Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq: CCMP) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.46 per share ($1.84 per share on an annualized basis) on the company's common stock, an increase of approximately five percent over the most recent quarterly dividend, which was most recently paid on or about January 29, 2021. The dividend will be payable on or about April 23, 2021 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 23, 2021.  

The Board also authorized an increase in the company’s existing share repurchase program to $150 million, from the approximately $27 million that was remaining as available as of December 31, 2020.

Over the last 17 years, the company has distributed nearly $1 billion to its shareholders, approximately $470 million through share repurchase programs, approximately $170 million through quarterly cash dividends, and nearly $350 million in 2012 through a leveraged recapitalization with a special cash dividend.

Future declarations and payments of dividends, and share repurchases are subject to the discretion and determination of the company's Board of Directors and management. 

The company’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held at 8:00 a.m. Central Time (9:00 a.m. Eastern Time) on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, as a virtual meeting. To attend the virtual meeting, go to www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/CCMP2021. A webcast replay of the Annual Meeting will be available until March 3, 2022. 

ABOUT CMC MATERIALS, INC. 

CMC Materials, Inc., headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, is a leading global supplier of consumable materials, primarily to semiconductor manufacturers.  The company’s products play a critical role in the production of advanced semiconductor devices, helping to enable the manufacture of smaller, faster and more complex devices by its customers.  CMC Materials, Inc. is also a leading provider of performance materials to pipeline operators.  The company's mission is to create value by delivering high-performing and innovative solutions that solve its customers’ challenges.  The company has approximately 2,100 employees globally. For more information about CMC Materials, Inc., visit www.cmcmaterials.com, or contact Colleen Mumford, Vice President, Communications and Marketing, at 630-499-2600.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT

This press release contains forward-looking statements, which address a variety of subjects including, for example, future sales and operating results; growth or contraction, and trends in the industries and markets in which the company participates such as the semiconductor, and oil and gas, industries; the acquisition of, investment in, or collaboration with other entities, including the company’s acquisition of KMG, and the expected benefits and synergies of such acquisitions; divestment or disposition, or cessation of investment in certain, of the company’s businesses; new product introductions; development of new products, technologies and markets; product performance; the financial conditions of the company's customers; the competitive landscape that relates to the company’s business; the company's supply chain; natural disasters; various economic or political factors and international or national events, including related to global public health crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic, and the enactment of trade sanctions, tariffs, or other similar matters; the generation, protection and acquisition of intellectual property, and litigation related to such intellectual property or third party intellectual property; environmental, health and safety laws and regulations, and related compliance; the operation of facilities by the company; the company's management; foreign exchange fluctuation; the company's current or future tax rate, including the effects of changes to tax laws in the jurisdictions in which the company operates; cybersecurity threats; financing facilities and related debt, pay off or payment of principal and interest, and compliance with covenants and other terms; and, uses and investment of the company's cash balance, including dividends and share repurchases, which may be suspended, terminated or modified at any time for any reason by the company, based on a variety of factors. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about CMC Materials’ beliefs, plans and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on current expectations of CMC Materials’ management and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. For information about factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements, please refer to CMC Materials’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including the risk factors contained in CMC Materials’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020.  Except as required by law, CMC Materials undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements made by it to reflect new information, subsequent events or circumstances.

Source:  CMC Materials


Colleen Mumford
Vice President, Communications and Marketing
CMC Materials, Inc.                      
(630) 499-2600

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