NIKE, Inc. Announces 10 Percent Increase in Quarterly Dividend
NIKE, Inc. (NYSE: NKE) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.22 per share on the company’s outstanding Class A and Class B Common Stock. This represents an increase of 10 percent versus the prior quarterly dividend rate of $0.20 per share. The dividend declared today is payable on January 2, 2019 to shareholders of record at the close of business December 3, 2018.
“NIKE continues to fuel growth through our Consumer Direct Offense, while generating strong cash flow and increasing returns to shareholders,” said Mark Parker, Chairman, President and CEO of NIKE, Inc. “This is our 17th consecutive year of increasing dividend payouts, and combined with the new four-year $15 billion share repurchase program announced this summer, this commitment shows our continued confidence in NIKE’s ability to deliver sustainable, profitable, capital-efficient growth over the long-term.”*
About NIKE, Inc.
NIKE, Inc., based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly-owned NIKE, Inc. subsidiary brands include Converse, which designs, markets and distributes athletic lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories; and Hurley, which designs, markets and distributes surf and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories. For more information, NIKE, Inc.’s earnings releases and other financial information are available on the Internet at https://investors.NIKE.com. Individuals can also visit https://news.NIKE.com and can follow @NIKE.
*The marked paragraph contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties are detailed from time to time in reports filed by NIKE with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including Forms 8-K, 10-Q and 10-K.