This is the 91st consecutive year in which the company has paid a dividend
Dividends per share have increased by more than 30 percent since 2007
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Duke Energy today declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.890 per share, an increase of $0.035 per share, or 4.1 percent.
The dividend is payable on Sept. 18, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business Aug. 18, 2017.
"Today's announcement demonstrates confidence in our strategy that produces real results for our customers and balanced growth in earnings for our investors," said Lynn Good, chairman, president and CEO. "This increase confirms our expectation to grow the dividend in line with our long-term earnings per share growth rate of 4-6 percent."
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