PolyOne Declares Quarterly Dividend Increase of 30%, Announces Three-Year Dividend Increase Plan
October 12, 2017
"In the last six months we have taken important steps to strengthen our portfolio as we divested DSS and reinvested the proceeds to fund the acquisitions of
"We initiated our dividend in 2011, and we have increased it annually ever since," Mr. Patterson added. "With the structural improvements in our portfolio and increased confidence in our future earnings growth, we are pleased to announce this latest increase, which is our largest ever. It is the first in a plan that we anticipate will increase our dividend 60% or more cumulatively over the next three years."
"We view the increased payouts as a balanced element of delivering value to our shareholders, as our payout ratio remains modest at approximately 30%. As we look ahead, the preponderance of our cash flow will continue to go toward funding organic growth initiatives and acquisitions that accelerate our specialty growth. We will also be opportunistic with respect to buying back shares," Mr. Patterson further stated. "We are very excited about our growth opportunities and remain fully committed to investing in our businesses through innovation, commercial and technical resources and M&A, as we execute our four-pillar strategy to serve our customers."
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