Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL) Q1 ’23
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 the press release: “The board of directors of Ecolab Inc. today declared a 4% increase in the company’s quarterly cash dividend to $0.53 per common share, to be paid January 17, 2023, to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 20, 2022. This increase results in a new indicated annual cash dividend of $2.12 per share in 2023 and represents Ecolab’s 31st consecutive annual dividend rate increase. Ecolab has paid cash dividends on its common stock for 86 consecutive years.” 1
About the company: “A trusted partner at nearly three million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services that help protect people, planet and business health. With annual sales of $13 billion and more than 47,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive science-based solutions, data-driven insights and world-class service to advance food safety, help maintain clean and safe environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies and sustainability for customers in the food, healthcare, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world.” 1
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