NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE: PEG) today declared a quarterly common stock dividend for the first quarter of 2021 of $0.51 per share payable on March 31, 2021 to shareholders of record on March 9, 2021. This action represents a $0.02 per share, or 4.1% increase in the company's quarterly common stock dividend and brings the indicative annual dividend rate to $2.04 per share.
Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are pleased to be able to increase the cash return to our shareholders. This latest increase represents the 17th increase in the common dividend in the past 18 years and marks our 114th consecutive year of paying a common dividend to shareholders. PSEG's long history of paying a common dividend is aided by our strong balance sheet and business mix, which are expected to support consistent and sustainable growth in the common dividend."
All future decisions regarding dividends on the common stock are subject to approval by the Board of Directors.
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