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 percent. The dividend will be paid on Thursday, September 1, 2022, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Friday, August 12, 2022. The Company remains committed to returning value to shareholders, as this represents the 21st consecutive year of dividend growth.” 1

About the company: “Each generation of consumers leaves their mark on culture by establishing new expectations for food and the companies that make it. At The J.M. Smucker Co., it is our privilege to be at the heart of this dynamic with a diverse portfolio that appeals to each generation of people and pets and is found in nearly 90 percent of U.S. homes and countless restaurants. This includes a mix of iconic brands consumers have always loved such as Folgers®Jif® and Milk-Bone® and new favorites like Café Bustelo®Smucker’s® Uncrustables® and Rachael Ray® Nutrish®. By continuing to immerse ourselves in consumer preferences and acting responsibly, we will continue growing our business and the positive impact we have on society. For more information, please visit jmsmucker.com.” 1

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