NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a 7.1% increase in the quarterly dividend rate, from $0.70 per share to $0.75 per share. The increase was announced this morning at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders in New Brunswick, N.J.
"In recognition of our 2014 results, strong financial position and confidence in the future of Johnson & Johnson, the Board has voted to increase the quarterly dividend for the 53rd consecutive year," said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company.
At the new rate, the indicated dividend on an annual basis is $3.00 per share compared to the previous rate of $2.80 per share. The next quarterly dividend is payable on June 9, 2015 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 26, 2015. The ex-dividend date is May 21, 2015.
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