Noting the dividend increase was the 50th consecutive quarterly payout hike for the REIT, W. P. Carey President and CEO Trevor Bond said, "By capitalizing on our core competencies in the areas of sophisticated deal structuring, rigorous credit analysis and evaluation of real estate markets, we have been able to grow our portfolio and expand into global markets." He added, "Providing our investors a steady cash flow and increasing dividends during good times and bad was a core mission of Bill Carey's when he founded W. P. Carey 40 years ago -- a mission we continue to follow and in which we take great pride."
The board of directors said the quarterly dividend is payable on October 15 to holders of record at the close of business on September 30. The regular dividend payment equates to a $3.44-per-share annual dividend, yielding 5.2% based on the closing price today of W.P. Carey's stock.
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