Agilent Technologies Announces Cash Dividend of 10 Cents per Share


SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 16, 2012

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced that a quarterly dividend of 10 cents per share of common stock will be paid on July 25 to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on July 3.

Agilent's board of directors approved the initiation of quarterly cash dividends to its shareholders in January. The first quarterly dividend was paid on April 25. The timing and amounts of future dividends are subject to determination and approval by Agilent's board.

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, electronics and communications. The company's 18,700 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $6.6 billion in fiscal 2011. Information about Agilent is available at

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and is subject to the safe harbors created therein. The forward-looking statements contained herein include, but are not limited to, information regarding the company's dividend program and future payment obligations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause Agilent's results to differ materially from management's current expectations. Such risks and uncertainties are detailed in Agilent's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended Jan. 31, 2012. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs and assumptions of Agilent's management and on currently available information. Agilent undertakes no responsibility to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.

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