Laser-based manufacturing specialist Electro Scientific Industries(NASDAQ:ESIO) will pay a second-quarter dividend of $0.08 per share, the same rate it's paid since it started making a payout last year, the company announced yesterday.

The quarterly dividend is payable on June 19 to the holders of record at the close of business on June 5. In December, Electro Scientific paid a special dividend of $2.00 per share.

The regular dividend payment equates to a $0.32-per-share annual dividend yielding 2.9% based on the closing price of Electro Scientific Industries' stock on May 14.

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ESIO Dividend data by YCharts. Chart shows special dividend paid Dec. 11, 2012.