Dollar General (DG) Declares $0.42 Quarterly Dividend; Increases Buyback Plan to $2 Billion

March 18, 2021 6:58 AM EDT

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Dollar General (NYSE: DG) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.42 per share, or $1.68 annualized.

The dividend will be payable on April 20, 2021, to stockholders of record on April 6, 2021, with an ex-dividend date of April 5, 2021.

The annual yield on the dividend is 0.9 percent.

In fiscal year 2020, the Company repurchased $2.5 billion of its common stock, or 12.3 million shares, at an average price of $200.57 per share, under its share repurchase program. The total remaining authorization for future repurchases was $679 million at the end of fiscal year 2020. On March 17, 2021, the Company’s Board of Directors increased the authorization under the share repurchase program by $2.0 billion. Under the authorization, repurchases may be made from time to time in open market transactions, including pursuant to trading plans adopted in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or in privately negotiated transactions. The timing, manner and number of shares repurchased will depend on a variety of factors, including price, market conditions, compliance with the covenants and restrictions under the Company’s debt agreements and other factors. The authorization has no expiration date.

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