MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA – May 7, 2018 Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH), announced today that the Company's Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.085 per share of common stock and Class B common stock, a 26% increase over the previous quarter’s dividend, to be paid on June 28, 2018 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on June 13, 2018. Future dividends will be subject to Board approval.
"We are pleased to be in a position to return cash to our stockholders and proud of the financial health of our Company. Our significant dividend increase demonstrates our commitment to return capital to our stockholders and shows confidence in the strength of our ongoing cash flows," said Marc Zandman, Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Business Development Officer. “Our historically strong cash generation in good times as well as in bad enables us to declare this increase.”
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay's product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at http://www.vishay.com.
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Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. Peter Henrici
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications