UnitedHealth Group Board Increases Shareholder Dividend 25%NEW YORK, N.Y. —
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) announced today that its Board of Directors authorized payment of a cash dividend of $0.625 per share, to be paid on June 28, 2016, to all shareholders of record of UnitedHealth Group common stock as of the close of business on June 17, 2016. This dividend represents a 25% increase over the quarterly dividend of $0.50 per share the Company paid in the second quarter of 2015. Future dividend payments are subject to Board approval and may be adjusted as business needs or market conditions change.
David S. Wichmann, president and chief financial officer, UnitedHealth Group, said, “This increase in our dividend results from the growth generated by our work to elevate our quality and customer satisfaction, while remaining focused on costs and value.”
About UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a diversified health and well-being company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making health care work better. UnitedHealth Group offers a broad spectrum of products and services through two distinct platforms: UnitedHealthcare, which provides health care coverage and benefits services; and Optum, which provides information and technology-enabled health services. For more information, visit UnitedHealth Group at www.unitedhealthgroup.com or follow @UnitedHealthGrp on Twitter.