Kalamazoo, Michigan – December 10, 2015 – Stryker Corporation (SYK) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.38 per share payable on January 29, 2016, to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2015, representing an increase of 10% versus the prior year, and 10% versus the previous quarter.
“As part of our capital allocation strategy, we are committed to consistent growth in our dividend which is reflected in the announced 10% increase for 2016,” said Kevin. A. Lobo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We will continue to utilize our balance sheet for acquisitions that support our growth goals, dividends and share repurchases to help drive shareholder value.”
Forward Looking Statement
This press release contains information that includes or is based on forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities law that are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to: weakening of economic conditions that could adversely affect the level of demand for our products; pricing pressures generally, including cost-containment measures that could adversely affect the price of or demand for our products; changes in foreign exchange markets; legislative and regulatory actions; unanticipated issues arising in connection with clinical studies and otherwise that affect U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of new products; changes in reimbursement levels from third-party payors; a significant increase in product liability claims; the ultimate total cost with respect to the Rejuvenate and ABG II matter; the impact of investigative and legal proceedings and compliance risks; resolution of tax audits; the impact of the federal legislation to reform the United States healthcare system; changes in financial markets; changes in the competitive environment; our ability to integrate acquisitions; and our ability to realize anticipated cost savings as a result of workforce reductions and other restructuring activities. Additional information concerning these and other factors is contained in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.
Stryker is one of the world`s leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker is active in over 100 countries around the world. Please contact us for more information at www.stryker.com.