Lost among all of the "special dividend madness", as companies paid out cash prior to year-end given the uncertainties of where tax rates would end up, JG Boswell was a participant. Very quietly, par for the course, the company paid out an $8.00 per share special dividend on 12/20. You would have never known about it, unless you carefully checked the transaction history in your brokerage account (if that's where your shares are held). That's $24 in dividends per share for BWEL in 2012.
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