Sapiens Announces Cash Dividend of $0.20 per share
Sapiens International Corporation N.V. (NASDAQ and TASE: SPNS), a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry with a growing presence in the financial services sector, announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the distribution of a cash dividend of $0.20 per share. The dividend, which amounts to approximately $10 million in the aggregate, will be distributed on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 to Sapiens’ shareholders of record as of May 19, 2016.
The payment of the dividend is subject to Sapiens’ shareholders’ prior approval, which Sapiens intends to seek at the Company’s 2016 annual general shareholders meeting. That meeting is scheduled to be held on Monday, May 16, 2016. Sapiens’ Board of Directors will recommend that the Company’s shareholders approve the distribution of the dividend. The record date for shareholders entitled to vote at that meeting will be April 7, 2016.
Sapiens intends to begin distributing to its shareholders the notice of the meeting, a proxy statement describing the proposals for the meeting and a related proxy card on or about April 13, 2016.
Roni Al Dor, President & CEO of Sapiens International, commented, “Over the past few years, Sapiens has demonstrated significant growth in all areas of our business across expanded geographies, from both existing and new customers. We have consistently grown our revenues and improved our profitability while investing in R&D to ensure that our software solutions continue to lead the market. 2015 was a very successful year for Sapiens. We continued to grow organically and acquired two companies, in Poland and India, thereby increasing our global presence by entering new territories, acquiring existing customer bases and enhancing our offerings.”
“Our strong cash position and positive cash flow generation, with zero debt, together with continued growth and improved profitability, enable us to pursue and execute our merger and acquisition strategy and distribute a dividend to our shareholders.”
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank our shareholders, customers, partners and employees for their continued loyalty and support.”
About Sapiens International
Sapiens International Corporation (NASDAQ and TASE: SPNS) is a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, with a growing presence in the financial services sector. Sapiens offers core, end-to-end solutions to the global general insurance, property and casualty, life, pension and annuities, reinsurance and retirement markets, as well as business decision management software. The company has a track record of over 30 years in delivering superior software solutions to more than 190 financial services organizations. The Sapiens team of over 1,600 professionals operates through our fully-owned subsidiaries in North America, the United Kingdom, EMEA and Asia Pacific. For more information: www.sapiens.com.
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