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Farmer Bros. Declares Dividend; Reports Stockholder Voting Results

Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ: FARM) today said its Board of Directors approved payment of a dividend of $0.06 per share for stockholders of record on Jan. 28, 2011, payable on Feb. 14, 2011.

The Company also reported that, at the 2010 Annual Meeting held Dec. 9, stockholders elected three individuals to the Board of Directors for a three-year term expiring in 2013. Here are the vote counts:

Director Nominee     Votes Cast For     Votes Withheld     Broker Non-Votes
Roger M. Laverty III     7,276,593     7,644,274     639,474
Martin A. Lynch     7,621,768     7,299,099     639,474
James J. McGarry     8,169,650     6,751,217     639,474

Stockholders also ratified the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011. The final results were 14,891,207 votes in favor of the proposal, 518,691 votes against, and 150,443 abstentions and no broker non-votes.

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