NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared an 8.2% increase in the quarterly dividend rate, from $0.61 per share to $0.66 per share. The increase was announced this morning at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders in New Brunswick, NJ.
"In recognition of our strong financial position and confidence in the future of Johnson & Johnson, the Board has voted to increase the dividend for the 51st 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 $2.64 per share compared to the previous rate of $2.44 per share. The next quarterly dividend is payable on June 11, 2013 to shareholders of record as of May 28, 2013. The ex-dividend date is May 23, 2013.
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