SOURCE: Atrion Corporation

Atrion Corporation

January 04, 2010 18:36 ET

Atrion Corporation Declares Special Dividend of $6.00 per Share

ALLEN, TX--(Marketwire - January 4, 2010) - The Board of Directors of Atrion Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRI) today declared a special dividend of $6.00 per share on its outstanding shares of Common Stock. This dividend will be payable on January 29, 2010 to stockholders of record at the close of business on January 19, 2010.

Commenting on the dividend action, Emile A. Battat, Chairman and CEO, stated, "This special dividend reflects the Company's solid capitalization and its continuing ability to generate strong cash flows from operations. As of September 30, 2009 the Company had no debt, and had cash and marketable securities totaling $30.7 million. The special dividend totaling approximately $12 million demonstrates the Board's commitment to maximize return to stockholders, while continuing to maintain a substantial liquid position that, along with anticipated future free cash flows and available credit lines, should be more than adequate to meet our capital needs and pursue potential acquisitions that could contribute to and enhance our strong franchise."

Atrion Corporation develops and manufactures products primarily for medical applications. The Company's website is

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    Jeffery Strickland
    Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    (972) 390-9800