The declared dividend will be $0.10 for each outstanding Class B and common stock share. That is double what it was for the third quarter of 2012.
In June, Ford saw its U.S. sales rise 13% over a year ago, the best June sales since 2006, according to a Ford announcement earlier this month. June sales were driven by sales of its F-series truck, up 24% over the previous month, the 23rd consecutive monthly sales increase.
Over all, cars were up 12%, SUVs up 8%, and trucks up 20%.
The dividend will be disbursed on Sept. 3 for shareholders of record on Aug. 2, 2013.