NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The board of directors of Pfizer Inc. today declared a 24-cent third-quarter 2013 dividend on the company’s common stock, payable September 4, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 2, 2013. The third-quarter 2013 cash dividend will be the 299th consecutive quarterly dividend paid by Pfizer.
In addition, the board of directors has authorized a new $10 billion share repurchase program to be utilized over time. This new program is in addition to the $3.9 billion of authorization remaining under the company’s current share repurchase program.
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