SAN JOSE, Calif., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced a 50 percent increase to its regular quarterly cash dividend.
Altera's board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share, to be paid on September 3, 2013 to shareholders of record on August 12, 2013. The company's previous quarterly cash dividend had been $0.10 per share.
"Today's announcement reflects Altera's strong cash flow generating capacity and our commitment to return a portion of that cash to our shareholders. Our intent remains to increase the dividend over time as part of our efforts to provide an ongoing and predictable return of capital to our shareholders," said Ron Pasek, Chief Financial Officer.
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