By Kimberly Chin

 

Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday said its board raised its quarterly dividend and approved a new stock buyback program.

The company's new dividend is 62 cents a share, an 11% increase from the previous quarter's dividend. The dividend is payable on Dec. 9 to shareholders of record as of Nov. 18. The ex-dividend date will be Nov. 17, the company said.

Microsoft's board also greenlit a new stock buyback plan of up to $60 billion.

The company plans to hold its annual shareholder meeting on Nov. 30.

 

Write to Kimberly Chin at kimberly.chin@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

September 14, 2021 19:07 ET (23:07 GMT)

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