FEDERAL WAY, Wash., Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today reported net earnings of $117 million, or 22 cents per diluted share, for the third quarter. This compares with net earnings of $157 million, or 29 cents per diluted share, and net earnings before special items of $66 million, or 12 cents per diluted share, for the same period last year. Net sales for the third quarter of 2012 totaled $1.8 billion, compared with net sales from continuing operations of $1.6 billion for the third quarter of 2011.
"This month the Board of Directors increased our quarterly dividend by 13 percent to 17 cents per share," said Dan Fulton, president and chief executive officer. "As our third quarter performance indicates, the operational improvements within our businesses are demonstrating clear results, and we are capitalizing on an improving housing market to the benefit of our shareholders."