NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) announced today that its Board of Directors authorized payment of a cash dividend of $0.50 per share, to be paid on June 24, 2015, to all shareholders of record of UnitedHealth Group common stock as of the close of business on June 15, 2015. This dividend represents a 33 percent increase over the quarterly dividend of $0.375 per share the Company has been paying since the second quarter of 2014. Future dividend payments are subject to Board approval and may be adjusted as business needs or market conditions change.
David S. Wichmann, president and chief financial officer, UnitedHealth Group, said, “We entered 2015 with strong momentum and expect to continue to grow and diversify throughout the year, into 2016 and beyond. Our growth is grounded in our drive to perform better every day on behalf of the people we are privileged to serve while continuing to improve the health care system itself. The strength and consistency of that growth is reflected in our increased dividend to shareholders.”
About UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a diversified health and well-being company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making health care work better. UnitedHealth Group offers a broad spectrum of products and services through two distinct platforms: UnitedHealthcare, which provides health care coverage and benefits services; and Optum, which provides information and technology-enabled health services. For more information, visit UnitedHealth Group at www.unitedhealthgroup.com or follow @UnitedHealthGrp on Twitter.