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Increasing its program for returning capital to shareholders, Microsoft late Tuesday mentioned its board voted to each increase its quarterly dividend and undertake a brand new share repurchase program.
(ticker: MSFT) raised its quarterly dividend fee by 11%, to 62 cents from 56 cents. It was the twelfth straight yr that the corporate has boosted its quarterly payout following its September board assembly. The brand new fee offers the corporate a yield of 0.8%. The hike follows will increase of 10% final yr and 11% in 2019.
The corporate additionally introduced a brand new $60 billion inventory repurchase program, with no particular expiration date.
Microsoft additionally mentioned its board has appointed President Brad Smith to the added function of vice chair. “This displays the distinctive management function that Brad performs for the corporate, our board of administrators and me, with governments and different exterior stakeholders around the globe,” Microsoft CEO and Chairman Satya Nadella mentioned in a press release.
Microsoft in late buying and selling is up 0.9%, to $302.51.
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