Becton Dickinson increases dividend for 43rd consecutive year

Becton Dickinson will raise its dividend by 10%.

The quarterly dividend is increased from $0,545 per share to $0,60 per share, marking the 43rd consecutive year of dividend increases for Becton Dickinson.

The dividend will be payable on December 31, 2014 to holders of record on December 10, 2014. The indicated annual dividend rate for fiscal year 2015 is $2,40 per share.

"We have built a strong foundation for growth and we look to the future with confidence," said Vincent A. Forlenza, Chairman, CEO and President. "This is the forty-third consecutive fiscal year in which we have raised our dividend. This increase reflects our confidence in our long-term outlook, as well as our ongoing commitment of returning value to our shareholders."

At Monday's closing price of $131,11 the indicated dividend yield for Becton Dickinson (ticker BDX) is 1,8%.

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