Air Products Q1 ’24 Dividend Announcement
25 January 2024 I Lehigh Valley, PA
The board of directors of Air Products (NYSE: APD) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.77 per common share, an increase of approximately 1.1% from the previous quarterly dividend of $1.75.
For calendar year 2024, this marks the fifth dividend increase for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All five changes were increases. The average dividend increase is 6.92% compared with December 31, 2023 indicated levels.
Please contact your financial advisor for a complete list of all portfolio holdings that have, in the past 12 months, increased, decreased, or had no change in dividend.
From the press release: “The Board of Directors of Air Products (NYSE:APD) has increased the quarterly dividend on the Company’s common stock to $1.77 per share. This marks the 42nd consecutive year the Company has increased its dividend payment. The dividend is payable on May 13, 2024 to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 1, 2024.”1
About the company: “Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a world-leading industrial gases company in operation for over 80 years focused on serving energy, environmental, and emerging markets. The Company has two growth pillars driven by sustainability. Air Products’ base business provides essential industrial gases, related equipment and applications expertise to customers in dozens of industries, including refining, chemicals, metals, electronics, manufacturing, and food. The Company also develops, engineers, builds, owns and operates some of the world’s largest clean hydrogen projects supporting the transition to low- and zero-carbon energy in the heavy-duty transportation and industrial sectors. Additionally, Air Products is the world leader in the supply of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment, and provides turbomachinery, membrane systems and cryogenic containers globally.”1
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