The dividend will be paid on March 2, 2004, to shareholders of record as of February 13, 2004. As of February 2, 2004, Libbey had 13,624,171 shares outstanding.
Based in Toledo, Ohio, the company operates glass tableware manufacturing plants in the United States in California, Louisiana, and Ohio and in The Netherlands. Its Royal Leerdam subsidiary, located in Leerdam, The Netherlands, is among the world leaders in producing and selling glass stemware to retail, foodservice and industrial clients. In addition, Libbey is a joint venture partner in the largest glass tableware company in Mexico. Its Syracuse China subsidiary designs, manufactures and distributes an extensive line of high-quality ceramic dinnerware, principally for foodservice establishments in the United States. Its World Tableware subsidiary imports and sells a full-line of metal flatware and holloware and an assortment of ceramic dinnerware and other tabletop items principally for foodservice establishments in the United States. Its Traex subsidiary, located in Wisconsin, designs, manufactures and distributes an extensive line of plastic items for the foodservice industry, including: ware washing racks, trays, dispensers, bar supply, tabletop, food preparation items and brushes. In 2002, Libbey Inc.'s net sales totaled $433.8 million.