CHARLOTTE, Mich., Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.05 per share of common stock. The Charlotte, Mich.-based manufacturer of custom chassis, emergency response and delivery and service vehicles reported that its semi-annual dividend will be payable on December 15, 2016, to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 15, 2016. "On behalf of Spartan Motors' Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce the declaration of this semi-annual dividend, as it demonstrates our confidence in the Company's future," said Daryl Adams, Chief Executive Officer of Spartan Motors. "Spartan Motors has declared a dividend since 1993, a practice we are proud to continue through 2016." About Spartan Motors Spartan Motors, Inc. is a leading designer, engineer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty vehicles, specialty chassis, vehicle bodies and parts for the fleet and delivery, recreational vehicle (RV), emergency response, defense forces and contract assembly (light/medium duty truck: Class 3, 4 and 5) markets. The Company's brand names - Spartan Motors, Spartan Specialty Vehicles, Spartan Emergency Response, Spartan Parts and Accessories, and Utilimaster®, a Spartan Motors Company - are known for quality, durability, performance, customer service and first-to-market innovation. The Company employs approximately 1,800 associates at facilities in Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Indiana. Spartan reported sales of $550 million in 2015. Visit Spartan Motors at www.spartanmotors.com.