|[December 13, 2013]
AT&T Increases Dividend 2.2 Percent
DALLAS --(Business Wire)--
Inc.* (NYSE:T) announced today that its board of
directors has approved a 2.2 percent increase in the company's quarterly
dividend to stockholders.
AT&T (News - Alert) directors increased the quarterly dividend rate from $0.45 to $0.46
a share on a quarterly basis, or an increase from $1.80 to $1.84 a share
on an annualized basis.
"Returning value to our shareholders is one of AT&T's top priorities,"
Stephenson, chairman and CEO of AT&T. "We've now increased the
quarterly dividend for 30 straight years. During this time, we've seen
swings in the financial markets and we've led tremendous investment in
new technologies that have transformed the industry. As we've done these
things, we've also maintained one of the strongest balance sheets in the
industry supported by strong cash flows. This financial strength has
helped us honor our commitment to our owners."
The dividend will be payable on Feb. 3, 2014 to common stockholders of
record on Jan. 10, 2014.
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of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and
affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T
services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array
of network resources that includes the nation's fastest and most
reliable 4G LTE (News - Alert) network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi,
high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile
Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any
U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most
countries. It also offers advanced TV service with the AT&T U-verse®
brand. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services
is one of the most advanced in the world.
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and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and
uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. A discussion of
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