CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Board of Directors of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) declared an increased quarterly dividend of $0.6896 per share on the Common Stock and on the Series A and Series B ESOP Convertible Class A Preferred Stock of the Company, payable on or after May 15, 2017, to Common Stock shareholders of record at the close of business on April 21, 2017, and to Series A and Series B ESOP Convertible Class A Preferred Stock shareholders of record at the start of business on April 21, 2017. This represents a 3% increase compared to the prior quarterly dividend.
This dividend increase marks the 61st consecutive year that P&G has increased its dividend, demonstrating its commitment to – and extending its long-term track record of – returning cash to shareholders. The Company expects total dividend payments to shareholders of more than $7 billion in fiscal year 2017, bringing total dividends paid over the last decade to more than $62 billion. P&G has been paying a dividend for 127 consecutive years since its incorporation in 1890.
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