We view the dividend as an important component of our overall total shareholder return equation, and are recognized as a S&P Dividend Aristocrat with a history of more than 57 years of increasing dividend payments per share. Our latest dividend increase (+6.5%) was announced on August 7, 2020 and results in an annualized dividend of $4.56 per share.

Stock Splits & Dividends
Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Announce Date Pay Date Type of Dividend
5/26/2006 5/18/2006 5/26/2006 - 2-for-1 stock split
5/28/1997 5/20/1997 5/28/1997 - 2-for-1 stock split
6/21/1993 6/1/1993 6/21/1993 - 2-for-1 stock split