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HanesBrands Announces 50% Increase in Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 4:01 pm EST
HanesBrands Announces 50% Increase in Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend
"We are in a great position to increase the amount of cash we can return to stockholders, while retaining ample flexibility to pursue other growth opportunities, including acquisitions."

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HanesBrands (NYSE: HBI), a leading marketer of everyday basic apparel under world-class brands, today announced that its Board of Directors is raising the company’s dividend by 50 percent, declaring a regular cash dividend of $0.30 per share to be paid March 11, 2014, for stockholders of record at the close of business Feb. 18, 2014.

Hanes has increased its payout ratio target for returning cash to shareholders via dividends to 25 percent to 30 percent of earnings per share.

“Hanes is generating significant value for shareholders through earnings growth, a strong balance sheet and significant cash flow,” Hanes Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard A. Noll said. “We are in a great position to increase the amount of cash we can return to stockholders, while retaining ample flexibility to pursue other growth opportunities, including acquisitions.”

The quarterly dividend is the fourth since Hanes initiated its cash dividend program in April 2013. Each of the previous cash dividends were paid at a rate of $0.20 per share.

HanesBrands is a socially responsible leading marketer of everyday basic apparel under some of the world’s strongest apparel brands, including Hanes, Champion, Playtex, Bali, Maidenform, Flexees, JMS/Just My Size, barely there, Wonderbra and Gear for Sports. More information about the company and its corporate social responsibility initiatives, including environmental, social compliance and community improvement achievements, may be found on the Hanes corporate website at www.hanesbrands.com.

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HanesBrands
News Media:
Matt Hall, 336-519-3386
or
Analysts and Investors:
T.C. Robillard, 336-519-2115

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HanesBrands is an Energy Star partner and the only apparel company to earn sustained excellence honors.