The board of directors said the quarterly dividend is payable on Aug. 1 to the holders of record at the close of business on July 15. The miner has made quarterly payouts to investors since 1995. It paid a special dividend of $1.00 per share two weeks ago in connection with its acquisition of Plains Exploration.
The regular dividend payment equates to a $1.25-per-share annual dividend, yielding 4.6% based on the closing price of Freeport-McMoRan's stock on June 27.
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