The Buckle, Inc. (NYSE: BKE) announced that at its quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors, held on December 10, 2018, the Board authorized a $1.00 per share special cash dividend to be paid to shareholders of record at the close of business on January 11, 2019. The Board also authorized a $0.25 per share quarterly dividend to be paid to shareholders of record at the close of business on January 11, 2019. The $1.00 per share special cash dividend and the $0.25 per share regular quarterly dividend are payable on January 25, 2019 and will be paid together.
The Company also announced that Brady M. Fritz has been appointed to the position of General Counsel and Corporate Secretary effective immediately upon approval from the Board of Directors at its December 10, 2018 meeting. Ms. Fritz was hired by the Company on December 10, 2018 after having served Cargill Incorporated for over 10 years in several roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as Global Legal Operations Leader and Senior Attorney. Prior to joining Cargill Incorporated, Ms. Fritz began her career at Scudder Law Firm in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Offering a unique mix of high-quality, on-trend apparel, accessories, and footwear, Buckle caters to fashion-conscious young men and women. Known as a denim destination, each store carries a wide selection of fits, styles, and finishes from leading denim brands, including the Companys exclusive brand, BKE. Headquartered in Kearney, Nebraska, Buckle currently operates 453 retail stores in 43 states.
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Thomas B. Heacock, Chief Financial Officer
The Buckle, Inc.