Walmart raises annual dividend to $2.08 per share, marking 45th consecutive year of dividend increases

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BENTONVILLE, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Board of Directors of Walmart Inc. (WMT) (NYSE: WMT) approved an annual cash dividend for fiscal year 2019 of $2.08 per share, an increase of 2 percent from the $2.04 per share paid for the last fiscal year. The fiscal year 2019 annual dividend of $2.08 per share will be paid in four quarterly installments of $0.52 per share, according to the following record and payable dates:

 

Record Dates

Payable Dates

Mar. 9, 2018 Apr. 2, 2018
May 11, 2018 Jun. 4, 2018
Aug. 10, 2018 Sep. 4, 2018
Dec. 7, 2018 Jan. 2, 2019
 

“We’re proud of our track record of returning meaningful cash to shareholders and are pleased to be increasing our annual dividend for the 45th consecutive year,” said Brett Biggs, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Walmart Inc.

In fiscal year 2018, Walmart returned $14.4 billion to shareholders in the form of dividends and share repurchases.

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 270 million customers and members visit our more than 11,700 stores under 59 banners in 28 countries and eCommerce websites. With fiscal year 2018 revenue of $500.3 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.

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