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Sensient’s (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) board of directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.21 per share, which increased $0.01 per share per quarter. "We want our shareholders to benefit from our continued strong performance," said Kenneth P. Manning, chairman and CEO of Sensient. "This increase raises our dividend payments to $0.84 per share annually and reflects confidence in the strength of our business. With this increase, our quarterly dividend has risen by 40% over the past five years." The cash dividend will be paid on March 1, 2011, to shareholders of record on February 9, 2011.