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W.R. Berkley Raises Dividend 11%

By Rich Duprey – May 22, 2013 at 11:05AM

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Insurance holding company has made payouts to investors since 1997.

Insurance holding company W.R. Berkley (WRB 0.10%) announced yesterday its second-quarter dividend of $0.10 per share, an 11% increase over the $0.09 per share it paid last quarter.

The board of directors said the quarterly dividend is payable on July 2 to the holders of record at the close of business on June 11. W.R. Berkley has paid quarterly dividends since 1997. It paid a special dividend of $1.00 per share in December 2012.

The regular dividend payment equates to a $0.40-per-share annual dividend yielding 1% based on the closing price of W.R. Berkley's stock on May 21.

WRB Dividend Chart

WRB Dividend data by YCharts. Chart does not reflect just-announced dividend increase, does show special dividend paid Dec. 31, 2012.


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