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Press release from PR Newswire

Stepan Declares Quarterly Dividend

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Stepan Declares Quarterly Dividend08:30 EST Wednesday, February 15, 2012NORTHFIELD, Ill., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Stepan Company declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.2800 per share.  The dividend is payable on March 15, 2012, to common stockholders of record on February 29, 2012.As previously announced, the Board of Directors also declared a quarterly cash dividend on its five and one half (5.5%) percent convertible preferred stock at the quarterly rate of $0.34375 per share.  Dividends are payable on February 29, 2012, to preferred stockholders of record on February 15, 2012.Stepan Company, headquartered in Northfield, Illinois, is a leading producer of specialty and intermediate chemicals used in household, industrial, personal care, agricultural, food and insulation-related products.  The common and preferred stocks are traded on the New York and Chicago Stock Exchanges under the symbol SCL and SCLPR.SOURCE Stepan CompanyFor further information: James E. Hurlbutt, +1-847-446-7500