Occidental Petroleum Increases Dividend
Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) announced that its Board of Directors has authorized an increase of the company’s dividend to an annual rate of $3.00 per share, from the previous annual rate of $2.88 per share.
President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen I. Chazen said, “Occidental has now increased its dividend every year for 13 consecutive years, and a total of 14 times during that period. The total increase in the annual dividend rate from 2002 is 500 percent. The dividend increase reflects our commitment to growing Occidental’s dividend annually for our shareholders, and our confidence in the company’s financial strength and future performance.”
Occidental has paid quarterly dividends continuously since 1975. The $.75 per share quarterly dividend will be payable on July 15, 2015, to stockholders of record as of June 10, 2015.
Source: Occidental Petroleum