Disney (DIS) Boosts Dividend 15%; Declares H1'15 Dividend of 66c/Share

June 24, 2015 4:18 PM EDT

Disney (NYSE: DIS) declared a cash dividend of $0.66 per share for the first six months of fiscal 2015, payable July 29 to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 6. With this dividend, Disney will begin paying dividends on a semi-annual basis, rather than once a year.

*** The ex-dividend date is July 1, 2015. Annualized yield on the payout will be 1.2 percent.

“Disney delivered significant increases in revenue, net income and EPS for the first half of fiscal 2015. We are pleased to raise our dividend 15% on an annualized basis, as well as increasing the frequency of our dividend payments,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company.

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