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Stanley Black & Decker Announces 4th Quarter Dividend

NEW BRITAIN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 10, 2013-- Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) announced today that its Board of Directors approved a regular fourth quarter cash dividend of $0.50 per common share. This extends the company’s record for the longest consecutive annual and quarterly dividend payments among industrial companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The dividend is payable on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on Friday, December 6, 2013.

Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access and electronic security solutions, healthcare solutions, engineered fastening systems, and more. Learn more at www.stanleyblackanddecker.com.

Source: Stanley Black & Decker

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
Greg Waybright, 860-827-3833
Vice President, Investor & Government Relations
greg.waybright@sbdinc.com

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.'s business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.