PETMED EXPRESS D/B/A 1-800-PETMEDS ANNOUNCES A 25% INCREASE TO ITS QUARTERLY DIVIDEND
Pompano Beach, Florida, August 2, 2010 - PetMed Express, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETS) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.125 per share on its common stock, compared to the $0.10 per share dividend that has been paid in prior quarters. The dividend will be payable on August 27, 2010, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 13, 2010. The Company intends to continue to pay regular quarterly dividends; however the declaration and payment of future dividends is discretionary and will be subject to a determination by the Board of Directors each quarter following its review of the Companyâ€™s financial performance.
Menderes Akdag, CEO and President, commented: â€œThis 25% increase in our quarterly dividend further illustrates our continuing commitment to returning capital to our shareholders.â€
Founded in 1996, PetMed Express is Americaâ€™s Largest Pet Pharmacy, delivering prescription and non-prescription pet medications and other health products for dogs, cats, and horses at competitive prices direct to the consumer through its 1-800-PetMeds toll free number and on the Internet through its website at www.1800petmeds.com.
This press release may contain â€œforward-lookingâ€ statements, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 or by the Securities and Exchange Commission, that involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the Companyâ€™s ability to meet the objectives included in its business plan. Important factors that could cause results to differ materially from those indicated by such â€œforward-lookingâ€ statements are set forth in Managementâ€™s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations in the PetMed Express Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2010. The Companyâ€™s future results may also be impacted by other risk factors listed from time to time in its SEC filings, including, but not limited to, the Company's Form 10-Q and its Annual Report on Form 10-K.
For investment relations contact PetMed Express, Inc., Bruce S. Rosenbloom, CFO, 954-979-5995.