Dividend Announcements

15 February 2024 I Atlanta, GA The board of directors of Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.00 per common share, an increase of approximately 5% from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.95. For calendar year 2024, this marks the seventh dividend increase for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All seven changes were increases. The average dividend increase is 6.61% 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….

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6 February 2024 I Brentwood, TN The board of directors of Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.10 per common share, an increase of approximately 6.7% from the previous quarterly dividend of $1.03. For calendar year 2024, this marks the sixth dividend increase for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All six changes were increases. The average dividend increase is 6.88% 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….

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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….

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11 December 2023 I Houston, TX The board of directors of Waste Management (NYSE: WM) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.75 per common share, an increase of approximately 7.1% from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.70. For calendar year 2024, this marks the fourth dividend increase for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All four changes were increases. The average dividend increase is 8.38% 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…

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28 November 2023 I Rahway, NJ The board of directors of Merck (NYSE: MRK) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.77 per common share, an increase of approximately 5.5% from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.73. For calendar year 2024, this marks the third dividend increase for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All three changes were increases. The average dividend increase is 8.8% 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…

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17 November 2023 I Beaverton, OR The board of directors of Nike, Inc. (NYSE: NKE) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.37 per common share, an increase of approximately 9% from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.34. For calendar year 2024, this marks the second dividend increase for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. Both changes were increases. The average dividend increase is 10.50% 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…

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8 November 2023 I Roseland, NJ The board of directors of ADP (Nasdaq: ADP) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.40 per common share, an increase of approximately 12% from the previous quarterly dividend of $1.25. For calendar year 2024, this marks the first dividend increase for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. 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 ADP (Nasdaq: ADP) approved a $0.15 increase in the quarterly cash…

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24 October 2023 I San Francisco, CA The board of directors of Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.52 per common share, an increase of approximately 16% from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.45. For calendar year 2023, this marks the twenty third dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All twenty three changes were increases. The average dividend increase is 6.47% compared with December 31, 2022 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…

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Steady dividend growth often follows consistent profitability and shareholder-focused management. A dividend growth perspective looks beyond today’s yield and considers other factors, such as durability, flexibility, and consistency. A track record of dividend increases can be viewed as a tangible signal by a company’s management that they are both willing and able to boost a payment to shareholders. This commitment suggests quality fundamentals today and an expectation of continued improvement.

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6 October 2023 I Bethesda, MD The board of directors of The Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $3.15 per common share, an increase of approximately 5% from the previous quarterly dividend of $3.00. For calendar year 2023, this marks the twenty second dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All twenty two changes were increases. The average dividend increase is 6.04% compared with December 31, 2022 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…

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21 September 2023 I Dallas, TX The board of directors of Texas Instruments Incorporated (Nasdaq: TXN) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.30 per common share, an increase of approximately 5% from the previous quarterly dividend of $1.24. For calendar year 2023, this marks the twenty first dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All twenty one changes were increases. The average dividend increase is 6.09% compared with December 31, 2022 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…

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21 September 2023 I Seattle, WA The board of directors of Starbucks Corporation (Nasdaq: SBUX) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.57 per common share, an increase of approximately 7.5% from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.53. For calendar year 2023, this marks the twentieth dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All twenty changes were increases. The average dividend increase is 6.14% compared with December 31, 2022 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…

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19 September 2023 I Redmond, WA The board of directors of Microsoft Corp (Nasdaq: MSFT) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.75 per common share, an increase of approximately 10% from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.68. For calendar year 2023, this marks the nineteenth dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All nineteen changes were increases. The average dividend increase is 6.07% compared with December 31, 2022 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…

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4 August 2023 I Glenview, IL The board of directors of Illinois Tool Works (NYSE: ITW) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.40 per common share, an increase of approximately 7% from the previous quarterly dividend of $1.31. For calendar year 2023, this marks the eighteenth dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All eighteen changes were increases. The average dividend increase is 5.86% compared with December 31, 2022 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…

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27 July 2023 I Oakland, CA The board of directors of The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.20 per common share, an increase of approximately 1.7% from the previous quarterly dividend of $1.18. For calendar year 2023, this marks the seventeenth dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All seventeen changes were increases. The average dividend increase is 5.79% compared with December 31, 2022 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…

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11 July 2023 I Columbus, IN The board of directors of Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.68 per common share, an increase of approximately 7% from the previous quarterly dividend of $1.57. For calendar year 2023, this marks the sixteenth dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All sixteen changes were increases. The average dividend increase is 6.05% compared with December 31, 2022 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…

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7 June 2023 I Minnetonka, MN The board of directors of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.88 per common share, an increase of approximately 13.9% from the previous quarterly dividend of $1.65. For calendar year 2023, this marks the fourteenth dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All fourteen changes were increases. The average dividend increase is 6.28% compared with December 31, 2022 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…

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18 April 2023 I New Brunswick, NJ The board of directors of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.19 per common share, an increase of approximately 5.3% from the previous quarterly dividend of $1.13. For calendar year 2023, this marks the thirteenth dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All thirteen changes were increases. The average dividend increase is 5.69% compared with December 31, 2022 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….

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9 March 2023 – New York, NY The board of directors of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.48 per common share, an increase of approximately 2.1% from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.47. For calendar year 2023, this marks the twelfth dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All twelve changes were increases. The average dividend increase is 5.73% compared with December 31, 2022 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…

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Dividend Announcement Website 28 Feb 2023 I Woking, UK The board of directors of Linde plc (NYSE: LIN) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.275 per common share, an increase of approximately 9% from the previous quarterly dividend of $1.17. For calendar year 2023, this marks the eleventh dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All eleven changes were increases. The average dividend increase is 6.06% compared with December 31, 2022 indicated levels. For a complete list of all portfolio holdings that have, in the past 12 months, increased, decreased, or had no change in dividend, please contact your financial…

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21 February 2023 I Atlanta, GA The board of directors of Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.95 per common share, an increase of approximately 6% from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.90. For calendar year 2023, this marks the tenth dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All ten changes were increases. The average dividend increase is 5.77% compared with December 31, 2022 indicated levels. For a complete list of all portfolio holdings that have, in the past 12 months, increased, decreased, or had no change in dividend, please contact your financial advisor. From…

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21 February 2023 I Atlanta, GA The board of directors of The Home Depot (NYSE: HD) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $2.09 per common share, an increase of approximately 10% from the previous quarterly dividend of $1.90. For calendar year 2023, this marks the ninth dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All nine changes were increases. The average dividend increase is 5.74% compared with December 31, 2022 indicated levels. For a complete list of all portfolio holdings that have, in the past 12 months, increased, decreased, or had no change in dividend, please contact your financial advisor. From…

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16 February 2023 I Atlanta, GA The board of directors of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.46 per common share, an increase of approximately 4.6% from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.44. For calendar year 2023, this marks the eighth dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All eight changes were increases. The average dividend increase is 5.21% compared with December 31, 2022 indicated levels. For a complete list of all portfolio holdings that have, in the past 12 months, increased, decreased, or had no change in dividend, please contact your financial advisor. From…

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8 February 2023 I Brentwood, TN The board of directors of Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.03 per common share, an increase of approximately 12% from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.92. For calendar year 2023, this marks the seventh dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All seven changes were increases. The average dividend increase is 5.3% compared with December 31, 2022 indicated levels. For a complete list of all portfolio holdings that have, in the past 12 months, increased, decreased, or had no change in dividend, please contact your financial advisor. From…

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7 February 2023 I St. Paul, MN The board of directors of 3M (NYSE: MMM) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.50 per common share, an increase of approximately 0.7% from the previous quarterly dividend of $1.49. For calendar year 2023, this marks the sixth dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All six changes were increases. The average dividend increase is 4.2% compared with December 31, 2022 indicated levels. For a complete list of all portfolio holdings that have, in the past 12 months, increased, decreased, or had no change in dividend, please contact your financial advisor. From the…

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3 February 2023 I Ewing, NJ The board of directors of Church and Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE: CHD) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.2725 per common share, an increase of approximately 4% from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.2625. For calendar year 2023, this marks the fifth dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All five changes were increases. The average dividend increase is 4.9% compared with December 31, 2022 indicated levels. For a complete list of all portfolio holdings that have, in the past 12 months, increased, decreased, or had no change in dividend, please contact your financial…

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9 December 2022 I New York, NY The board of directors of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.41 per common share, an increase of approximately 3% from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.40. For calendar year 2023, this marks the fourth dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All four changes were increases. The average dividend increase is 5.12% compared with December 31, 2022 indicated levels. For a complete list of all portfolio holdings that have, in the past 12 months, increased, decreased, or had no change in dividend, please contact your financial advisor. From…

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8 December 2022 I St. Paul, MN The board of directors of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.53 per common share, an increase of approximately 4% from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.51. For calendar year 2023, this marks the third dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All three changes were increases. The average dividend increase is 5.83% compared with December 31, 2022 indicated levels. For a complete list of all portfolio holdings that have, in the past 12 months, increased, decreased, or had no change in dividend, please contact your financial advisor. From…

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8 December 2022 I Houston, TX The board of directors of Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.70 per common share, an increase of approximately 7.7% from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.65. For calendar year 2023, this marks the second dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. Both changes were increases. The average dividend increase is 6.75% compared with December 31, 2022 indicated levels. For a complete list of all portfolio holdings that have, in the past 12 months, increased, decreased, or had no change in dividend, please contact your financial advisor. From the…

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The board of directors of Merck (NYSE: MRK) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.73 per common share, an increase of approximately 5.8% from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.69. For calendar year 2023, this marks the first dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. The average dividend increase was 5.8% compared with December 31, 2022 indicated levels. For a complete list of all portfolio holdings that have, in the past 12 months, increased, decreased, or had no change in dividend, please contact your financial advisor. From the press release: “Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside of the United…

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The board of directors of Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.45 per common share, an increase of approximately 20% from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.375. Year to date, this marks the twenty-seventh dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All twenty-seven changes were increases. The average dividend increase was 8.25% compared with December 31, 2021 indicated levels. For a complete list of all portfolio holdings that have, in the past 12 months, increased, decreased, or had no change in dividend, please contact your financial advisor. From the press release: “The board of directors also…

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September 30, 2022 I Bethesda, MD The board of directors of Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $3.00 per common share, an increase of approximately 7.1% from the previous quarterly dividend of $2.80. Year to date, this marks the twenty-sixth dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All twenty-six changes were increases. The average dividend increase was 7.8% compared with December 31, 2021 indicated levels. For a complete list of all portfolio holdings that have, in the past 12 months, increased, decreased, or had no change in dividend, please contact your financial advisor. From the…

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September 28, 2022 I Seattle, WA The board of directors of Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.53 per common share, an increase of approximately 8.2% from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.49. Year to date, this marks the twenty-fifth dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All twenty-five changes were increases. The average dividend increase was 7.83% compared with December 31, 2021 indicated levels. For a complete list of all portfolio holdings that have, in the past 12 months, increased, decreased, or had no change in dividend, please contact your financial advisor. From the press…

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September 20, 2022 | Redmond, WA The board of directors of Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.68 per common share, an increase of approximately 10% from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.62. Year to date, this marks the twenty-fourth dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All twenty-four changes were increases. The average dividend increase was 7.82% compared with December 31, 2021 indicated levels. For a complete list of all portfolio holdings that have, in the past 12 months, increased, decreased, or had no change in dividend, please contact your financial advisor. From the press release:…

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August 5, 2022 | Glenview, IL The board of directors of Illinois Tool Works Inc.  (NYSE: ITW) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.31 per common share, an increase of approximately 7% from the previous quarterly dividend of $1.22. Year to date, this marks the twenty-third dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All twenty-three changes were increases. The average dividend increase was 7.74% compared with December 31, 2021 indicated levels. From the press release: “The Board of Directors of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) authorized a seven percent increase to the dividend payout to shareholders, representing a quarterly…

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July 15, 2022 | Orrville, OH The board of directors of The J.M. Smucker Co. (NYSE: SJM) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.02 per common share, an increase of approximately 3% from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.99. Year to date, this marks the twenty-second dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All twenty-two changes were increases. The average dividend increase was 7.75% compared with December 31, 2021 indicated levels. From the press release: “The J.M. Smucker Co. (NYSE: SJM) today announced its Board of Directors approved an increase in the quarterly dividend from $0.99 to $1.02 per common share, an increase of three…

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July 13, 2022 | Oakland, CA The board of directors of The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.18 per common share, an increase of approximately 2% from the previous quarterly dividend of $1.16. Year to date, this marks the twenty-first dividend changes for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All twenty-one changes were increases. The average dividend increase was 7.98% compared with December 31, 2021 indicated levels. From the press release: “The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) announced today that its board of directors has declared a 2% increase in the quarterly dividend, from $1.16 to $1.18 per share…

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July 13, 2022 | New York, NY The board of directors of Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.59 per common share, an increase of approximately 10.3% from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.535. Year to date, this marks the twentieth dividend announcement for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All twenty changes were increases. The average dividend increase was 8.28% compared with December 31, 2021 indicated levels. From the press release: “The Board of Directors of Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC) today declared a10.3% increase in the quarterly dividend from $0.535 to $0.590 per share on outstanding common stock,…

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July 12, 2022 | Columbus, IN The board of directors of Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.57 per common share, an increase of approximately 8% from the previous quarterly dividend of $1.45. Year to date, this marks the nineteenth dividend announcement for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All nineteen changes were increases. The average dividend increase was 8.17% compared with December 31, 2021 indicated levels. From the press release: “The Board of Directors of Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) today approved an increase in the company’s quarterly cash dividend on common stock of approximately 8 percent to 1.57…

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June 9, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN The board of directors of Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.08 per common share, an increase of approximately 20% from the previous quarterly dividend of 90 cents. Year to date, this marks the eighteenth dividend announcement for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All eighteen changes were increases. The average dividend increase was 8.18% compared with December 31, 2021 indicated levels. From the press release: “The board of directors of Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) has declared a quarterly dividend of $1.08 per common share, a 20% increase from the prior quarterly dividend of 90 cents. The dividend…

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June 8, 2022 | Minnetonka, MN The Board of Directors of UnitedHealth Group has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.65 per common share, an increase of approximately 13.8% over the previous quarterly dividend. Year to date, this marks the seventeenth dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All seventeen changes were increases. The average dividend increase was 7.48% compared with December 31, 2021 indicated levels. From the press release: “UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) provided updates on its 2022 annual shareholder meeting and actions by its Board of Directors. Shareholders elected all those nominated to the Board:…

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May 26 | Dublin, Ireland The board of directors of Medtronic PLC (NYSE: MDT) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.68 per common share, an increase of approximately 8% from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.63. Year to date, this marks the sixteenth dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All sixteen changes were increases. The average dividend increase was 7.09% compared with December 31, 2021 indicated levels. From the press release: “The company today announced that effective May 25, 2022, the Medtronic board of directors approved an increase in Medtronic’s cash dividend for the first quarter of fiscal year 2023, raising…

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May 3, 2022 | Deerfield, IL The Board of Directors of Baxter International Inc. has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.29 per common share, an increase of approximately 3.5% over the previous quarterly dividend. Year to date, this marks the fifteenth dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All fifteen changes were increases. The average dividend increase was 7.03% compared with December 31, 2021 indicated levels. From the press release: “Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX), a leading global medtech company, today announced an increase in the company’s quarterly cash dividend to a rate of $0.29 per share…

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May 3 | Purchase, NY The board of directors of PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.15 per common share, an increase of approximately 7% from the previous quarterly dividend of $1.075. Year to date, this marks the fourteenth dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All fourteen changes were increases. The average dividend increase was 7.28% compared with December 31, 2021 indicated levels. From the press release: “The Board of Directors of PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP) today declared a quarterly dividend of $1.15 per share of PepsiCo common stock, a 7 percent increase versus the comparable year-earlier period. Today’s…

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April 25 | Waltham, MA The board of directors of Raytheon Technologies Corporation (NYSE: RTX) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.55 per common share, an increase of approximately 7.8% from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.51. Year to date, this marks the thirteenth dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All thirteen changes were increases. The average dividend increase was 7.3% compared with December 31, 2021 indicated levels. From the press release: “Raytheon Technologies Corporation (NYSE: RTX) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a dividend of 55 cents per outstanding share of RTX common stock, which represents an increase of…

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April 19, 2022 | New Brunswick, NJ The Board of Directors of Johnson & Johnson has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.13 per common share, an increase of approximately 6.6% over the previous quarterly dividend. Year to date, this marks the twelfth dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All twelve changes were increases. The average dividend increase was 7.26% compared with December 31, 2021 indicated levels. From the press release: “Johnson & Johnson today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a 6.6% increase in the quarterly dividend, from $1.06 per share to $1.13…

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April 12, 2022 | Cincinnati, OH The Board of Directors of Procter and Gamble has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.9133 per common share, an increase of approximately 5% over the previous quarterly dividend. Year to date, this marks the eleventh dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All eleven changes were increases. The average dividend increase was 7.32% compared with December 31, 2021 indicated levels. From the press release: “The Board of Directors of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) declared an increased quarterly dividend of $0.9133 per share on the Common Stock and on…

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March 2, 2022 | Reston, VA The Board of Directors of General Dynamics has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.26 per common share, an increase of approximately 5.9% over the previous quarterly dividend. Year to date, this marks the tenth dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All ten changes were increases. The average dividend increase was 7.56% compared with December 31, 2021 indicated levels. From the press release: “The board of directors of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.26 per share on the company’s common stock, payable May 6,…

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February 28, 2022 | Guildford, UK The Board of Directors of Linde plc has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.17 per common share, an increase of approximately 10% over the previous quarterly dividend. Year to date, this marks the ninth dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All nine changes were increases. The average dividend increase was 7.74% compared with December 31, 2021 indicated levels. From the press release: “The Board of Directors also approved a new share repurchase program for up to $10 billion of Linde’s ordinary shares. This new program replaces the $5 billion…

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February 22 | Atlanta, GA The board of directors of Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.90 per common share, an increase of approximately 15% from the previous quarterly dividend of $1.65. Year to date, this marks the eighth dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All eight changes were increases. The average increase was 7.46% compared with December 31, 2021 indicated levels. From the press release: “The Company today announced that its board of directors approved a 15 percent increase in its quarterly dividend to $1.90 per share, which equates to an annual dividend of $7.60 per share….

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February 18, 2022 | Atlanta, GA The Board of Directors of Genuine Parts Company has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.895 per common share, an increase of nearly 10% over the previous quarterly dividend. Year to date, this marks the seventh dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All seven changes were increases. The average dividend increase was 6.38% compared with December 31, 2021 indicated levels. From the press release: “Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) announced today a 10% increase in the regular quarterly cash dividend for 2022. The Board of Directors of the Company, at its February…

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February 17, 2022 | Atlanta, GA The Board of Directors of The Coca-Cola Company has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.44 per common share, an increase of approximately 5% over the previous quarterly dividend. Year to date, this marks the sixth dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All six changes were increases. The average dividend increase was 5.78% compared with December 31, 2021 indicated levels. From the press release: “The Board of Directors of The Coca-Cola Company today approved the company’s 60th consecutive annual dividend increase, raising the quarterly dividend approximately 5 percent from 42…

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February 17, 2022 | Bentonville, AR The Board of Directors of Walmart Inc. has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.56 per common share, an increase of 2% over the previous quarterly dividend. Year to date, this marks the fifth dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All five changes were increases. The average dividend increase was 5.94% compared with December 31, 2021. From the press release: “The board of directors of Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) approved an annual cash dividend for fiscal year 2023 of $2.24 per share, an increase of approximately 2 percent from the…

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3M (NYSE: MMM) Q122

February 8, 2022 | St. Paul, MN The Board of Directors of 3M has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.49 per common share, an increase of 0.7% over the previous quarterly dividend. Year to date, this marks the fourth dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All four changes were increases. The average dividend increase was 6.92% compared with December 31, 2021 indicated levels. From the press release: “The 3M Board of Directors (NYSE:MMM) today declared a dividend on the company’s common stock of $1.49 per share for the first quarter of 2022. The dividend is payable March 12, 2022, to…

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January 28, 2022 | Ewing, NJ The Board of Directors of Church and Dwight Co., Inc. has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.2625 per common share, an increase of 4% over the previous quarterly dividend. Year to date, this marks the third dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All three changes were increases. The average dividend increase was 9% compared with December 31, 2021 indicated levels. From the press release: “The Company’s Board of Directors declared a 4% increase in the quarterly dividend from $0.2525 to $0.2625 per share, equivalent to an annual dividend of $1.05 per share. This raises the…

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December 10, 2021 | Omaha, NE The Board of Directors of Union Pacific Corporation has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.18 per common share, an increase of 10% over the previous quarterly dividend. From the press release: “Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) announced that its Board of Directors today voted to increase the quarterly dividend on the Company’s common shares by 10% to $1.18 per share. The dividend is payable December 30, 2021, to shareholders of record December 20, 2021. Union Pacific has paid dividends on its common stock for 122 consecutive years.“Union Pacific continues to deliver strong cash…

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December 10, 2021 | New York, NY The Board of Directors of Pfizer Inc. has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.40 per common share, an increase of 2.5% over the previous quarterly dividend. From the press release: “Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that its board of directors declared an increase in the quarterly cash dividend on the company’s common stock to $0.40 for the first-quarter 2022 dividend, payable March 4, 2022, to holders of the Common Stock of record at the close of business on January 28, 2022. The first-quarter 2022 cash dividend will be the 333rd consecutive…

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December 9, 2021 | Houston, TX The Board of Directors of Waste Management, Inc. has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.65 per common share, an increase of 13% over the previous quarterly dividend. From the press release: “Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a 13% increase in the planned quarterly dividend rate for 2022, from $0.575 to $0.65 per share. On an annual basis, the dividend rate increases from $2.30 to $2.60. This will mark the nineteenth consecutive year that the Company has increased its per share dividend. The Company also…

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December 2, 2021 | St. Paul, MN The Board of Directors of Ecolab, Inc. has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.51 per common share, an increase of 6% over the previous quarterly dividend. From the press release: “The board of directors of Ecolab Inc. today declared a 6% increase in the company’s quarterly cash dividend to $0.51 per common share, to be paid January 18, 2022, to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 14, 2021. This increase results in a new indicated annual cash dividend of $2.04 per share in 2022 and represents Ecolab’s 30th…

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Merck (NYSE: MRK)

November 30, 2021 | Kenilworth, NJ The Board of Directors of Merck has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.69 per common share, an increase of 6% over the previous quarterly dividend. From the press release: “Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.69 per share of the company’s common stock for the first quarter of 2022. Payment will be made on January 7, 2022 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 15, 2021.”1 About the company: “For…

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