UnitedHealth Group Board Increases Shareholder Dividend 20%NEW YORK, N.Y. —
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) announced today that its Board of Directors authorized payment of a cash dividend of $0.75 per share, to be paid on June 27, 2017, to all shareholders of record of UnitedHealth Group common stock as of the close of business on June 19, 2017. This dividend represents a 20% increase over the quarterly dividend of $0.625 per share the Company paid in the second quarter of 2016. Future dividend payments are subject to Board approval and may be adjusted as business needs or market conditions change.
David S. Wichmann, president, UnitedHealth Group, said, “This increase in our dividend reflects the strong momentum we have built over the last several years. We believe our focus on culture, quality and service will drive distinctive growth across the enterprise over the coming decade.”
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 for everyone. 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.