Illinois Tool Works Q3 ’23 Dividend Announcement
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 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 increase of $0.09 per share – or $0.36 per share annually – versus the current dividend rate. The Board also declared a dividend on the company’s common stock of $1.40 per share for the third quarter of 2023. The dividend equates to $5.60 per share on a full-year basis. The dividend will be paid on October 12, 2023 to shareholders of record as of September 29, 2023.
The Board also approved a new share repurchase program that authorizes management to purchase up to $5 billion of the Company’s common stock over an open-ended period of time. The full authorization represents approximately 20 million shares based on ITW’s closing share price on August 3, 2023. The Company’s existing share repurchase authorization of $3 billion was announced in May 2021 and has approximately $740 million remaining in that program as of June 30, 2023.”1
About the company: “ITW (NYSE: ITW) is a Fortune 200 global multi-industry manufacturing leader with revenue of $15.9 billion in 2022. The company’s seven industry-leading segments leverage the unique ITW Business Model to drive solid growth with best-in-class margins and returns in markets where highly innovative, customer-focused solutions are required. ITW’s approximately 46,000 dedicated colleagues around the world thrive in the company’s decentralized and entrepreneurial culture. www.itw.com”1
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