The Buckle, Inc. (NYSE: BKE) announced that at its quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors, held on December 5, 2022, the Board authorized a $2.65 per share special cash dividend to be paid to shareholders of record at the close of business on January 13, 2023. The Board also authorized a $0.35 per share quarterly dividend to be paid to shareholders of record at the close of business on January 13, 2023. Both the $2.65 per share special cash dividend and the $0.35 per share quarterly dividend ($3.00 per share in total) are payable on January 27, 2023 and will be paid together.
The Company also announced that the Board of Directors elected Shruti S. Joshi as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. Ms. Joshi currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for Facet Wealth, a position she has held since August 2021. In this role, she is responsible for continuing Facet Wealth’s growth by overseeing its overall go-to market strategy, defining and leading its unique end-to-end client experience, and helping to define new revenue stream opportunities. Facet Wealth is a rapidly growing fintech company offering unbiased, personalized financial advice and services at an affordable subscription fee. Prior to joining Facet Wealth, Ms. Joshi was an equity partner at Altman Vilandrie & Company, now Altman Solon, where she built and ran the firm’s Marketing ROI Practice. Prior to that, she was an executive at Verizon Communications, where she led new acquisition growth for consumer FiOS and core network products.
Offering a unique mix of high-quality, on-trend apparel, accessories, and footwear, Buckle caters to fashion-conscious young men and women. Known as a denim destination, each store carries a wide selection of fits, styles, and finishes from leading denim brands, including the Company’s exclusive brand, BKE. Headquartered in Kearney, Nebraska, Buckle currently operates 441 retail stores in 42 states.
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Thomas B. Heacock, Chief Financial Officer
The Buckle, Inc.