On January 23, 2012 Standard Register announced the suspension of its quarterly dividend as required by Ohio law, which calls for cash dividends to be paid only out of a corporation’s statutory surplus. Because of the decline in book equity related to additional fourth quarter actuarial losses in the Company’s pension plan and the valuation allowance established against deferred tax assets, there is not currently a statutory surplus. The suspension of the dividend results in the annual retention of approximately $6 million of capital by the Company. The $0.05 per share dividend which was declared on December 8, 2011 for shareholders on record as of February 24, 2012 will be paid on March 9, 2012.
Standard Register’s President and Chief Executive Officer Joe Morgan and Chief Financial Officer Bob Ginnan will host a conference call at 10:00 a.m. EST on February 24, 2012, to review the fourth quarter results. The call can be accessed via an audio web cast accessible at: http://www.standardregister.com/investorcenter.About Standard Register Standard Register (NYSE:SR) is trusted by the world’s leading companies to advance their reputations by aligning communications with corporate standards and priorities. Providing market-specific insights and a compelling portfolio of solutions to address the changing business landscape in healthcare, financial services, commercial and industrial markets, Standard Register is the recognized leader in the management and execution of mission-critical communications. More information is available at http://www.standardregister.com. Safe Harbor Statement This report includes forward-looking statements covered by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Because such statements deal with future events, they are subject to various risks and uncertainties and actual results for fiscal year 2012 and beyond could differ materially from the Company’s current expectations. Forward-looking statements are identified by words such as “anticipates,” “projects,” “expects,” “plans,” “intends,” “believes,” “estimates,” “targets,” and other similar expressions that indicate trends and future events.