By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies today said that it will pay out its first-ever cash dividend to shareholders.

The firm's board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $.10, which will be paid on April 25 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on April 3.

"The actions taken yesterday by our board of directors are a reflection of Agilent's financial strength and continuing growth opportunities," Bill Sullivan, Agilent's president and CEO, said in a statement.

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