MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mueller Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MLI) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly dividend on its common stock of 12.5 cents per share, representing a 25 percent increase over the 10 cent per share regularly quarterly dividend in prior periods. The dividend will be payable December 14, 2012, to shareholders of record on December 3, 2012.
The Company also announced that the Board has appointed Gary S. Gladstein, a current independent member of its Board of Directors, as non-executive Chairman of the Board, effective January 1, 2013. Alexander P. Federbush, the Company's outgoing Chairman, will continue to serve as a member of the Board.
Mueller Industries, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of copper tube and fittings, brass rod and forgings, and a broad array of flow control products in these metals as well as aluminum and plastics. Mueller's operations are located throughout the United States and in Canada, Mexico, Great Britain, and China. Mueller's business is importantly linked to the construction and improvement of homes and nonresidential structures, including office buildings, hotels, schools, hospitals, and manufacturing buildings.
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