"The fourth quarter and fiscal 2009 were difficult periods for LSI Industries due to weak economic conditions which adversely affected our markets," Robert J. Ready, president and CEO, said in a statement.

"Even if it is too early to declare a resumption of economic growth in the overall economy, at LSI we are seeing signs that give us optimism for our business during the first half of fiscal 2010," he said.

The company said it expects to return to profitability in fiscal 2010.

LSI declared a regularly quarterly cash dividend of 5 cents per share payable Sept. 8 to shareholders of record as of Sept. 1. It also set the annual indicated cash dividend rate at 20 cents per share for fiscal 2010.
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