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Amgen Announces 31 Percent Increase In 2013 First Quarter Dividend And Increase In Its Share Repurchase Authorization
Date:12/13/2012

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) announced that its Board of Directors today declared a $0.47 per share dividend for the first quarter of 2013. The dividend will be paid on March 7, 2013, to all stockholders of record as of the close of business on Feb. 13, 2013. This represents an approximate 31 percent increase from that paid in each of the previous four quarters. Amgen's Board of Directors also approved an increase in share repurchase authorization in the amount of $2 billion. This amount is in addition to approximately $0.5 billion remaining under the previously announced $10 billion share repurchase program. Amgen expects that the increase in repurchase authorization being announced today will cover the company's share repurchase activity into 2014. The company expects to fund these additional share repurchases and the dividend with U.S. cash on hand and U.S. free cash flow.

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