MOLINE, IL – The Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) Board of Directors today increased the company's quarterly dividend to $.76 per share on common stock. The dividend is payable February 1, 2019, to stockholders of record on December 31, 2018.
The new quarterly rate represents an additional 7 cents per share over the previous level – an increase of approximately 10 percent.
"The dividend increase reflects the sound financial position of the company and confidence in our ability to generate strong cash flows through the cycle going forward," said Samuel R. Allen, chairman and chief executive officer.
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