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European Dividend Aristocrat Sanofi speeds up dividend growth in 2023

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On February 3, 2023, French pharmaceutical company Sanofi , a Dividend Aristocrat , announced its annual dividend increase with a 6.9% hike to €3.56 per share for FY 2022. This is the biggest dividend increase by Sanofi in the last 14 years.

Kimberly-Clark dividend growth keeps slowing with a 1.7% hike in 2023

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On January 25, 2023, Dividend Aristocrat Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) announced a 1.7% dividend hike to $1.18 quarterly per share. This marks 51 consecutive years of dividend growth for the tissues and diapers maker but also is the smallest increase in more than a decade.

Air Products declares 8% dividend hike in 2023 | 41 consecutive years of growth

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A typical Air Products truck transporting industrial gases (image credit: company website) Air Products and Chemicals, Inc . (trading symbol APD) will raise its quarterly dividend for the 41st consecutive year with another 8% dividend hike to $1.75 quarterly per share. This matches a dividend hike of 8% announced in 2022. The industrial gases company announced this new dividend increase on January 26, 2023.

European Dividend Aristocrat Novartis raises 2022 by 3.2% to record CHF 3.20

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Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis , one of only a handful of real European Dividend Aristocrats, will raise its dividend for the 26th consecutive year in 2023. 

Chevron raises 2023 dividend by 6.3% | 36th consecutive year of growth

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In a very busy week for with many companies announcing dividend hikes , oil company Chevron (CVX) also declared an increased quarterly dividend rate of $1.51 per share, up 6.3% from the previous quarterly dividend of $1.42 per share.

5 new Canadian Dividend Aristocrats announced for 2023

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On January 24, 2023, S&P Dow Jones Indices announced its annual index changes for the Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index. Five new companies are added and seven companies will be deleted.

Cincinnati Financial declares 8.7% dividend hike for 2023 | 63rd consecutive year of DG

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On January 27, 2023, Dividend Aristocrat Cincinnati Financial (trading symbol CINF) announced a dividend hike of 8.7% from $0.69 to $0.75 quarterly per share. This marks 63 straight years of dividend growth for the insurer.