TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: BHE) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend increase, raising the quarterly dividend 6.7% from 15 cents to 16 cents per common share. The quarterly dividend is equivalent to an annual dividend of $0.64 per share, up from $0.60 per share in 2019.
"Benchmark's management team and board of directors continue to firmly believe in the long-term growth prospects of the company. We believe we have the financial strength and liquidity to support increasing the quarterly cash dividend and remain committed to returning value to shareholders," said Jeff Benck, CEO and President.
About Benchmark Electronics, Inc.
Benchmark provides comprehensive solutions across the entire product life cycle; leading through its innovative technology and engineering design services; leveraging its optimized global supply chain; and delivering world-class manufacturing services in the following industries: commercial aerospace, defense, advanced computing, next generation telecommunications, complex industrials, medical, and semiconductor capital equipment. Benchmark's global operations include facilities in seven countries and its common shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BHE.
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