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This excerpt taken from the TFX DEF 14A filed Mar 21, 2008.
Dividends
 
The administrator may provide for payment of dividends or dividend equivalents on the shares of common stock subject to an award, other than stock options and SARs, prior to vesting. These


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payments may be made in cash, shares or units, or may be credited to an employee’s account and settled upon vesting of the underlying award. The administrator may, in its discretion, may provide that payment of dividend equivalents is subject to specified conditions and contingencies.
 
This excerpt taken from the TFX 10-K filed Mar 20, 2006.
Dividends
             
First Quarter
  $ 54.93     $ 47.42     $ 0.20  
Second Quarter
  $ 50.95     $ 43.97     $ 0.22  
Third Quarter
  $ 50.36     $ 40.37     $ 0.22  
Fourth Quarter
  $ 52.30     $ 40.84     $ 0.22  
     Various senior and term note agreements provide for the maintenance of certain financial ratios and limit the repurchase of our stock and payment of cash dividends. Under the most restrictive of these provisions, $213 million of retained earnings was available for dividends and stock repurchases at December 25, 2005. On February 22, 2006, the Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.25 per share on our common stock, which was paid on March 15, 2006 to holders of record on March 6, 2006. As of March 6, 2006, we had approximately 1,005 holders of record of our common stock.
     On July 25, 2005, our Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $140 million of outstanding Teleflex common stock over twelve months ending July 2006. Under the approved plan, we repurchased 690,100 shares on the open market during 2005 for an aggregate purchase price of $46.5 million. The

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following table sets forth certain information regarding our repurchases of our equity securities on the open market during the fourth quarter of 2005:
                                 
           
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