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Dividends & Splits

Dividends & Splits

Year Amount Paid
(not adjusted for subsequent splits)
Payment Date Record Date
2019 $0.50 January 25 December 31
       
2018 $0.40 January 26 December 29
  $0.50 April 27 March 30
  $0.50 July 27 June 29
  $0.50 October 26 September 28
       
2017 $0.29 January 27 January12
  $0.40 July 31 June 30
  $0.40 October 27 September 29
       
2016 $0.29 January 29 December 30
  $0.29 April 29 March 31
  $0.29 July 29 June 30
  $0.29 October 28 October 13
       
2015 $0.28 January 30 December 31
  $0.28 April 24 March 31
  $0.29 July 31 June 30
  $0.29 October 30 September 30
       
2014 $0.27 January 31 December 31
  $0.27 April 25 March 31
  $0.28 July 25 June 30
  $0.28 October 31 September 30
       
2013 $0.26 January 25 December 31
  $0.26 April 26 March 28
  $0.27 July 26 June 28
  $0.27 October 25 September 30
       
2012 $0.25 January 31 December 30
  $0.25 April 27 March 30
  $0.26 July 27 June 29
  $0.26 October 26 September 28
       
2011 $0.25 July 28 June 30
  $0.25 October 28 September 30
       
1993 $0.2250 February 1 January 4
       
1992 $0.2250 February 3 January 2
  $0.2250 May 1 April 1
  $0.2250 August 3 July 1
  $0.2250 November 2 October 1
       
1991 $0.30 February 1  January 2
  $0.30 May 1 April 1
  $0.3375 (3-for-2 stock split) August 1 July 1
  $0.2250 November 1 October 1
       
1990 $0.26 February 1 January 2
  $0.26 May 1 April 2
  $0.30 August 1 July 2
  $0.30 November 1 October 1
       
1989 $0.23 February 1 January 2
  $0.23 May 1 April 3
  $0.26 August 1 July 3
  $0.26 November 1 October 3
       
1988 $0.20 February 1 January 4
  $0.20 May 2 April 1
  $0.23 August 1 July 1
  $0.23 November 1 October 3
       
1987 $0.19 February 2 January 2
  $0.19 May 1 April 2
  $0.20 August 1 July 1
  $0.20 November 2 October 2
       
1986 $0.19 February 1 January 3
  $0.19 May 1 April 2
  $0.19 August 1 July 3
  $0.19 November 1 October 3
       
1985 $0.17 February 1 January 4
  $0.17 May 1 April 2
  $0.17 August 1 July 3
  $0.17 November 1 October 3
       
1984 $0.18 (on pre-split shares) February 1 January 4
  6-for-5 stock split February 1 January 12
  $0.15 (on increased # of shares) May 1 April 2
  $0.15 August 1 July 3
  $0.15 November 1 October 3
       
1983 $0.20 (on pre-split shares) February 1 January 4
  4-for-3 stock split February 1 January 4
  $0.15 (on increased # of shares) May 2 April 4
  $0.15 August 1 July 6
  $0.15 November 1 October 3
       
1982 3-for-2 stock split February 1 January 4
  $0.15 (on increased # of shares) February 1 January 4
  $0.15 May 3 April 2
  $0.15 August 2 July 6
  $0.15 November 1 October 4
       
1981 2-for-1 stock split February 2 January 9
  $0.15 (on increased # of shares) February 2 January 9
  $0.15 May 1 April 3
  $0.15 August 1 July 6
  $0.15 November 2 October 6
       
1980 4-for-3 stock split February 1 January 3
  $0.18 3/4 (on increased # of shares) February 1 January 3
  $0.18 3/4 May 1 April 4
  $0.18 3/4 August 1 July 3
  $0.18 3/4 November 1 October 6
       
1979 $0.12 1/2 February 1 January 5
  $0.18 3/4 May 1 April 5
  $0.18 3/4 August 1 July 5
  $0.18 3/4 November 1 October 3
       
1978 $0.12 1/2 February 1 January 19
  $0.12 1/2 May 1 April 14
  $0.12 1/2 August 1 July 14
  3-for-2 stock split November 1 October 4
  $0.12 1/2 (on increased # of shares) November 1 October 4
       
1977 $0.12 1/2 February 1 January 24
  $0.12 1/2 May 2 April 15
  $0.12 1/2 August 1 July 18
  3-for-2 stock split October 21 October 4
  $0.12 1/2 (on increased # of shares) November 1 October 4
       
1976 $0.10 January 15 December 15
  $0.10 May 1 April 19
  $0.10 August 2 July 19
  $0.10 November 1 October 25
       
1969 2-for-1 stock split   December 18