TEMPE, Ariz., May 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: BHE) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend increase, raising the quarterly dividend from 16 cents to 16.5 cents per common share. At the new rate, the indicated dividend on an annual basis is $0.66 per share compared to the previous rate of $0.64 per share. The new rate of 16.5 cents per common share will apply to future dividends declared and paid to shareholders.
"Our announcement today to increase our dividend reflects our Board's commitment to creating value for our shareholders, the continued execution of our long-term strategy including capital allocation, and the confidence in our performance and growth," said Jeff Benck, CEO and President.
About Benchmark Electronics, Inc.
Benchmark provides comprehensive solutions across the entire product life cycle by 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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