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Beckman Coulter to Pay Dividend

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Beckman Coulter today said that its board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $.19 per share of its outstanding common stock.

The firm will pay the dividend on March 13 to all shareholders of record on March 3.

The firm announced yesterday that it is being acquired by Danaher for $6.8 billion. The deal is expected to close in the first half of this year.

The Scan

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Sandwich Sampling

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