Armstrong World Industries Announces Initiation of Quarterly Dividend

November 6, 2018

LANCASTER, Pa., Nov. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI), a leader in the design, innovation and manufacture of commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved the initiation of a dividend program under which the company will pay a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.175 per share ($0.70 per share on an annualized basis) to shareholders. The first dividend will be paid on December 14, 2018, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 4, 2018.

"The decision by the Board to initiate a dividend represents a meaningful milestone in our evolution and again demonstrates confidence in our strong operating performance, industry leading free cash flow generation and positive long-term financial outlook," said Vic Grizzle, President and CEO of Armstrong. "The addition of quarterly dividends to our ongoing share repurchase program underscores our commitment to bring value to our shareholders. Given our strong and predictable free cash flow we are confident that we have sufficient liquidity to invest for growth and return cash to shareholders."

The declaration and payment of future dividends and capital allocations will be at the discretion of the Board of Directors and will be dependent upon, among other things, the company's financial position, results of operations, cash flow and other factors.

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About Armstrong

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) is a global leader in the design, innovation and manufacture of commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions. For more information, visit

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