AT&T Increases Quarterly Dividend 2.2 Percent
31st straight annual increase reflects strong cash position, solid balance sheet
AT&T directors increased the quarterly dividend rate from $0.46 to $0.47 a share on a quarterly basis, or an increase from $1.84 to $1.88 per share on an annualized basis.
“Returning value to our shareholders is a top priority and we’re pleased that this is the 31st straight year we’ve increased our quarterly dividend,” said Randall Stephenson, chairman and CEO of AT&T.
The dividend will be payable on Feb. 2, 2015 to common stockholders of record on Jan. 9, 2015.
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Reliability and signal strength claims based on nationwide carriers’ LTE. Signal strength claim based ONLY on avg. LTE signal strength. LTE not available everywhere.
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