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Patterson Companies Declares Quarterly Dividend

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Patterson Companies Declares Quarterly Dividend

16:00 EDT Tuesday, September 10, 2013

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Business Wire) -- The Board of Directors of Patterson Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq:PDCO), today declared the quarterly cash dividend of $0.16 per diluted share. The dividend will be payable on October 25, 2013, to shareholders of record on October 11, 2013.

“I am happy to announce our quarterly dividend, as our board continues to express its confidence in the company's strategic direction and growth initiatives,” said Scott P. Anderson, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Patterson remains committed to following a disciplined approach to returning capital to our shareholders and delivering long-term value.”

About Patterson Companies, Inc.
Patterson Companies, Inc. is a value-added distributor serving the dental, companion-pet veterinarian and rehabilitation supply markets.
Dental Market
As Patterson's largest business, Patterson Dental provides a virtually complete range of consumable dental products, equipment and software, turnkey digital solutions and value-added services to dentists and dental laboratories throughout North America.
Veterinary Market
Patterson Veterinary is a leading distributor of consumable veterinary supplies, equipment and software, diagnostic products, vaccines and pharmaceuticals to companion-pet veterinary clinics.
Rehabilitation Market
Patterson Medical is the world's leading distributor of rehabilitation supplies and non-wheelchair assistive patient products to the physical and occupational therapy markets. The unit's global customer base includes hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and dealers.

Patterson Companies, Inc.
Ann B. Gugino, 651-686-1600
Vice President, Planning & Strategy
R. Stephen Armstrong, 651-686-1600
Executive Vice President & CFO

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