Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. Announces Special Dividend of $1.00 Per Share
<0> Computer Programs and Systems, Inc.Boyd Douglas, President and Chief Executive Officer, 251-639-8100 </0>
Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CPSI), a leading provider of healthcare information solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a special cash dividend of $1.00 per share, payable on December 14, 2012, to stockholders of record as of the close of business on November 29, 2012. The special dividend, which will total approximately $11.1 million based on the number of shares of common stock currently outstanding, is expected to be funded with available cash on hand. The special dividend is separate from and in addition to the Company’s quarterly dividend of $0.46 per share previously announced on October 25, 2012.
Boyd Douglas, president and chief executive officer of CPSI, stated, “In light of our strong balance sheet and our confidence in future cash flows, and in anticipation of potentially significant increases in tax rates on dividends beginning in 2013, we believe it is an opportune time to return value to shareholders through this one-time special dividend. This decision by our Board highlights our commitment to providing superior returns to our shareholders, while retaining the financial capability to reinvest in the Company’s long-term growth and enhance shareholder value over the long term.”
The special dividend is not expected to have an effect on the Company’s operations or its plans to continue paying regular quarterly dividends in the future.
CPSI is a leading provider of healthcare information solutions for community hospitals with over 650 client hospitals in 45 states and the District of Columbia. Founded in 1979, the Company is a single-source vendor providing comprehensive software and hardware products, complemented by complete installation services and extensive support. Its fully integrated, enterprise-wide system automates clinical and financial data management in each of the primary functional areas of a hospital. CPSI’s staff of over 1,400 technical, healthcare, medical and business professionals provides system implementation and continuing support services as part of a comprehensive program designed to respond to clients’ information needs in a constantly changing healthcare environment. For more information, visit .