Insteel Industries Inc. (NYSE: IIIN) today announced that its board of directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.03 per share and a special cash dividend of $2.00 per share of common stock payable on December 23, 2022, to shareholders of record as of December 9, 2022.
“Following another year of record financial performance, we are pleased to return capital to our shareholders through the payment of a special dividend. This represents our sixth special dividend of at least $1 per share since 2016. As we look ahead to fiscal 2023, Insteel remains well positioned to fully fund its aggressive capital investment program while maintaining ample financial flexibility to pursue acquisition opportunities, and to acquire Company common shares as appropriate,” commented H.O. Woltz III, Insteel’s President and CEO.
Insteel is the nation’s largest manufacturer of steel wire reinforcing products for concrete construction applications. Insteel manufactures and markets prestressed concrete strand and welded wire reinforcement, including engineered structural mesh, concrete pipe reinforcement and standard welded wire reinforcement. Insteel’s products are sold to manufacturers of concrete products that are used in nonresidential construction. Headquartered in Mount Airy, North Carolina, Insteel operates ten manufacturing facilities located in the United States.
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Mark A. Carano
Senior Vice President,
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Insteel Industries Inc.