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 7.8 percent over the prior quarter’s dividend amount. The dividend will be payable on June 16, 2022 to shareowners of record at the close of business on May 20, 2022.

“The increase in our dividend reflects our strong commitment to delivering value to our shareowners,” said Raytheon Technologies Chairman and CEO Greg Hayes. “Today’s announcement extends our long history of growing dividends, and we remain on track to return at least $20 billion of capital to shareowners in the four years following the merger.”

Raytheon Technologies has paid cash dividends on its common stock every year since 1936.” 1

About the company: “Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. With four industry-leading businesses ― Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defense ― the company delivers solutions that push the boundaries in avionics, cybersecurity, directed energy, electric propulsion, hypersonics, and quantum physics. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.” 1

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