The Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc., the largest pure-play children's specialty apparel retailer in North America, announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend.
Jane Elfers, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "The continuation of the quarterly dividend instituted for the first time in the Company's history in March is a further reflection of our confidence in our ability to execute on our growth strategies and our continuing commitment to return excess capital to shareholders. The Children's Place has a profitable business model which generates strong cash flow. Over the past five years, we have returned over $430 million to shareholders through share repurchases."
The Board declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.1325 per share to be paid July 17, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 27, 2014. Future declarations of quarterly dividends and the establishment of future record and payment dates are subject to approval by the Company's Board of Directors based on a number of factors, including business and market conditions, the Company's future financial performance and other investment priorities.
About The Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc.
The Children's Place is the largest pure-play children's specialty apparel retailer in North America. The Company designs, contracts to manufacture, sells and licenses to sell fashionable, high-quality merchandise at value prices, primarily under the proprietary "The Children's Place," "Place" and "Baby Place" brand names. As of May 3, 2014, the Company operated 1,106 stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, an online store and had 48 International stores open and operated by its franchise partners.