The Company authorized and declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.09 per share, payable on February 28, 2013, to stockholders of record on February 11, 2013.Ralph W. Shrader, Booz Allen’s Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President, said “We continued to grow adjusted earnings and maintained solid margins despite the challenging market conditions for government contractors. We will pay our fifth regular quarterly dividend next month, and we continue to deliver a total return to our shareholders that is among the top in the government services sector. “We are focused on the things we can control in this uncertain federal budget environment – and there are many. We can control the quality of work we do for our clients, the attention we pay to contractual requirements and deliverables, and the ethics and integrity with which we do business. We can reduce costs, manage our operations with agility and precision, and keep a strong balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow so we have financial flexibility. At every level in our Company, we are making changes to ensure our cost competitiveness to win and perform work in the current business environment – including recent major wins from the US Navy, Air Force, Environmental Protection Agency, and Department of Justice. In this way, we deliver value to clients and maintain quality jobs for our people,” Dr. Shrader said. “We are shaping our destiny by continuing to invest in growth areas such as cyber, cloud, and health, in our emerging commercial and international markets, and in new capabilities such as predictive intelligence and rapid prototyping. Booz Allen is also continuing to expand in promising engineering areas, which includes making strategic acquisitions such as our purchase of the Defense Systems Engineering and Support (DSES) division of ARINC Incorporated, which closed on November 30, 2012. By investing in the future and building on our track record of prudent management, cash generation, and capital deployment, we believe Booz Allen will continue to deliver high value to our shareholders,” Dr. Shrader said.