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West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. : /C O R R E C T I O N -- West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc./

10/07/2011 | 04:35pm US/Eastern

In the news release, West Increases Quarterly Dividend to $0.18, issued 07-Oct-2011 by West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the first paragraph, last sentence, should read "The fourth quarter dividend will be paid on November 2, 2011 to shareholders of record on October 19, 2011," rather than "The fourth quarter dividend will be paid on November 2, 2010 to shareholders of record on October 19, 2010," as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows:

West Increases Quarterly Dividend to $0.18

LIONVILLE, Pa., Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved an increase of one cent per share in the Company's quarterly cash dividend, to $0.18 per share, beginning in the fourth quarter of 2011. The increase is the eighteenth consecutive annual increase in the Company's quarterly dividend. The fourth quarter dividend will be paid on November 2, 2011 to shareholders of record on October 19, 2011.

About West

West is a global manufacturer of components and systems for injectable drug delivery, including stoppers and seals for vials, and closures and disposable components used in syringe, IV and blood collection systems. The Company also provides products with application to the personal care, food and beverage markets. Headquartered in Lionville, Pennsylvania, West supports its partners and customers from 50 locations throughout North America, South America, Europe, Mexico, Japan, Asia and Australia. For more information, visit West at

    Contacts:                            Investors and Financial Media:
    West                                 Westwicke Partners
    Michael A. Anderson                  John Woolford / Stefan Loren
    Vice President and Treasurer         (443) 213-0506
    (610) 594-3345                       --------------

SOURCE West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

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