FARMINGTON, Conn., April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) Board of Directors today declared a second quarter dividend of 66 cents per outstanding share of common stock, which represents a 3.1 percent increase over the prior quarter's dividend amount. The dividend will be payable June 10 to shareowners of record at the close of business May 20.
"Increasing the dividend reflects our ongoing focus on delivering value to our shareowners," said UTC President and Chief Executive Officer Gregory Hayes. "Today's announcement extends our long track record of growing dividends and the continued execution of our previously announced plan to return $22 billion of capital, including $6 billion in dividends, to shareowners from 2015 through 2017."
UTC has paid cash dividends on its common stock every year since 1936.
United Technologies, based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries. For more information about the company, visit our website at www.utc.com or follow us on Twitter: @UTC.
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