Covidien plc (NYSE: COV) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.32 per ordinary share. The dividend is payable on August 19, 2014, to shareholders of record on July 29, 2014. About Covidien Covidien is a global health care leader that understands the challenges faced by providers and their patients and works to address them with innovative medical technology solutions and patient care products. Inspired by patients and caregivers, Covidien’s team of dedicated professionals is privileged to help save and improve lives around the world. With more than 38,000 employees, Covidien operates in 150-plus countries and had 2013 revenue of $10.2 billion. To learn more about our business visit www.covidien.com or connect with us on Twitter.