ATLANTA, Nov 15, 2010 — American Software, Inc. (AMSWA 6.76, +0.05, +0.75%) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved the payment of a quarterly dividend of $.09 per share. The cash dividend is payable on December 23, 2010 to shareholders of record of the Company’s common stock at the close of business on December 10, 2010.
James Edenfield, the Chief Executive Officer of American Software, said that concern over the uncertainty of tax rates as applied to dividends caused the Board to accelerate the payment date of the dividend declared by the Board on November 15th, which under normal circumstances would have been paid toward the end of the first calendar quarter of 2011. Mr. Edenfield noted that any decision as to the amount and timing of dividends in the future will be determined by the Board based upon the facts and circumstances which exist at that time. This is the thirtieth (30th) consecutive quarter in which the Board of Directors has declared a dividend payable to the Company’s shareholders.
About American Software, Inc.
Atlanta-based American Software (AMSWA 6.76, +0.05, +0.75%) provides demand-driven supply chain management and enterprise software solutions, backed by more than 40 years of industry experience, that drive value for companies regardless of market conditions. Logility, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Software, is a leading provider of supply chain management solutions for companies of all sizes. Logility Voyager Solutions(TM) is a comprehensive suite which includes supply chain visibility; demand, inventory and replenishment planning; Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP); inventory and supply optimization; manufacturing planning and scheduling; transportation planning and management; and warehouse management. Demand Management, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Logility, delivers supply chain solutions to small and midsized manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Demand Management’s Demand Solutions(R) suite is widely deployed and globally recognized for forecasting, demand planning and point-of-sale analysis. Logility and Demand Management proudly serve customers such as Arch Chemicals, Avery Dennison Corporation, McCain Foods, Pernod Ricard, Sigma Aldrich, and VF Corp. New Generation Computing Inc. (NGC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Software, provides PLM, Global Sourcing and ERP solutions to the fashion, apparel, footwear, and retail industries. NGC’s global customers include A|X Armani Exchange, Carter’s, Maggy London, Hugo Boss, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Parigi Group, and Tristan America. For more information about American Software, please visit www.amsoftware.com, call (800) 726-2946 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to substantial risks and uncertainties. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by statements made herein. These factors include, but are not limited to, changes in general economic conditions, technology and the market for the Company’s products and services, including economic conditions within the e-commerce markets; the timely availability and market acceptance of these products and services; the Company’s ability to satisfy in a timely manner all SEC required filings and the requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the rules and regulations adopted under that Section; the challenges and risks associated with integration of acquired product lines and companies; the effect of competitive products and pricing; the uncertainty of the viability and effectiveness of strategic alliances; and the irregular pattern of the Company’s revenues. For further information about risks the Company could experience as well as other information, please refer to the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended April 30, 2010 and other reports and documents subsequently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information, contact: Vincent C. Klinges, Chief Financial Officer, American Software, Inc., (404) 264-5477 or fax: (404) 237-8868.
e-Intelliprise is a trademark of American Software, Logility is a registered trademark and Logility Voyager Solutions is a trademark of Logility, Demand Solutions is a registered trademark of Demand Management.. Other products mentioned in this document are registered, trademarked or service marked by their respective owners.