MELVILLE, N.Y. and DAVIDSON, N.C., Jan. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- MSC INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CO. (NYSE: MSM), a premier distributor of Metalworking and Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) products and services to industrial customers throughout North America, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.58 per share, representing a 21% increase from the previous regular quarterly dividend of $0.48 per share. The $0.58 dividend is payable on January 30, 2018 to shareholders of record at the close of business on January 16, 2018. The ex-dividend date is January 12, 2018.
MSC expects the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" to have a beneficial impact on future earnings. Given the company's strong balance sheet, cash flow generation profile, and commitment to enhancing total shareholder returns, management and the Board believe that this dividend increase represents an appropriate use of capital. MSC plans to discuss the expected impact on future earnings from the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" on the company's fiscal first quarter 2018 earnings call scheduled for January 10, 2018.
MSC Industrial Supply Co. (NYSE: MSM) is a leading North American distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products and services. We help our customers drive greater productivity, profitability and growth with more than 1.5 million products, inventory management and other supply chain solutions, and deep expertise from over 75 years of working with customers across industries.
Our experienced team of more than 6,500 associates is dedicated to working side by side with our customers to help drive results for their businesses - from keeping operations running efficiently today to continuously rethinking, retooling, and optimizing for a more productive tomorrow.
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