SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The board of directors of A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMRK), a full-service precious metals trading company and an official distributor for all the major sovereign mints, has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.08 per share for the fiscal second quarter of 2017. This represents a 14% increase from the previous quarterly rate of $0.07 per share. The cash dividend will be paid on or about February 24, 2017 to all stockholders of record as of February 8, 2017.
About A-Mark Precious Metals
A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. is a full-service precious metals trading company and an official distributor for many government mints throughout the world. The company offers gold, silver, platinum and palladium in the form of bars, plates, powder, wafers, grain, ingots and coins. Its Industrial unit services manufacturers and fabricators of products utilizing or incorporating precious metals, while its Coin & Bar unit deals in over 200 coin and bar products in a variety of weights, shapes and sizes for distribution to dealers and other qualified purchasers. The company operates trading centers in Santa Monica, California, and Vienna, Austria, for buying and selling precious metals.
In addition to wholesale and trading activity, A-Mark offers customers a variety of services, including financing, consignment and various customized financial programs. As a U.S. Mint-authorized purchaser of gold, silver and platinum coins, A-Mark purchases bullion products directly from the U.S. Mint for sale to customers. A-Mark also has distributorships with other sovereign mints, including in Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Mexico and South Africa. Customers of A Mark include mints, manufacturers and fabricators, refiners, coin and metal dealers, banks and other financial institutions, jewelers, investors and collectors. For more information about A-Mark Precious Metals, visit www.amark.com.
Through its subsidiary Collateral Finance Corporation, a licensed California Finance Lender, the company offers loans collateralized by numismatic and semi-numismatic coins and bullion to coin and metal dealers, investors and collectors. Through its Transcontinental Depository Services subsidiary, it offers a variety of managed storage options for precious metals products to financial institutions, dealers, investors and collectors around the world. Through its A-M Global Logistics subsidiary, the company provides its customers an array of complementary services, including storage, shipping, handling, receiving, processing, and inventorying of precious metals and custom coins on a secure basis.
A-Mark recently acquired a majority stake in a joint venture, AM&ST Associates, LLC (AM&ST), which concurrently acquired the entire minting business from Indiana-based SilverTowne Mint, a leading producer of fabricated silver bullion and specialty products. SilverTowne Mint continues to hold a non-majority stake in the joint venture. A-Mark has entered into an exclusive distributorship agreement with AM&ST and intends to leverage AM&ST’s fabrication capabilities and extensive coin die portfolio to expand its custom coin programs, as well as introduce new custom products for individual customers. For more information about SilverTowne Mint, please visit www.silvertownemint.com.
Thor Gjerdrum, President
A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc.
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