Midstream oil and gas MLP Atlas Pipeline Partners (NYSE:APL) announced yesterday its second-quarter distribution of $0.62 per unit, a 5% increase over the payout made last quarter of $0.59 per unit and up 11% year over year.

The board of directors said the quarterly dividend is payable on Aug. 14 to the holders of record at the close of business on Aug. 7. The master limited partnership has made quarterly payouts to investors since 2000. The increase this quarter marks the 11th increase in the past 12 quarters.  

The regular dividend payment equates to a $2.48-per-share annual dividend, yielding 6.3% based on the closing price today of Atlas Pipeline Partners' stock.

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