THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) announced that its Board of Directors today declared a $0.36 per share dividend for the first quarter of 2012. This represents an approximate 29 percent increase from that paid in the previous two quarters. The dividend will be paid on March 7, 2012 to all stockholders of record as of the close of business on Feb. 15, 2012.
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This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve significant risks and uncertainties, including those discussed below and others that can be found in our Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2010, and in our periodic reports on Form 10-Q and Form 8-K. Amgen is providing this information as of the date of this news release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this document as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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