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Beckman Coulter to Pay $.17 Dividend

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Beckman Coulter said today that its board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $.17 per share of outstanding common stock.
 
The dividend is payable on Aug. 15 to stockholders of record on Aug. 1.
 
The firm noted that it will mark the 77th consecutive quarterly payout of dividends to its shareholders.

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