SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) Board of Directors today approved a recommendation to increase the company's quarterly dividend from $0.37 to $0.40 per share, for the four fiscal quarters starting in April 2017, the beginning of the third fiscal quarter. The recommendation would raise the company's dividend from the annual rate of $1.48 per share to $1.60 per share, and will be presented for shareholder approval at the company's Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on March 8, 2017. The recommendation represents the seventh consecutive year of increases to the company's annual dividend rate.
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TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $12 billion global technology leader. Our connectivity and sensor solutions are essential in today's increasingly connected world. We collaborate with engineers to transform their concepts into creations – redefining what's possible using intelligent, efficient and high-performing TE products and solutions proven in harsh environments. Our 75,000 people, including over 7,000 engineers, partner with customers in close to 150 countries across a wide range of industries. We believe EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS – www.TE.com.
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