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HOUSTON, Nov. 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The board of directors of APA Corporation (Nasdaq: APA) has declared a regular cash dividend on the company's common shares, increasing the quarterly dividend rate to 12.5 cents per share, up from 6.25 cents per share.
The dividend on APA common shares is payable Feb. 22, 2022, to stockholders of record on Jan. 21, 2022. On an annualized basis, the dividend increases to 50 cents per share, up 100% from the previous annualized level of 25 cents per share.
“Our second dividend increase announced in 2021 further demonstrates our commitment to returning a higher percentage of cash flow to our shareholders,” said John J. Christmann IV, APA’s CEO and president. “We have confidence in our current portfolio and ability to generate substantial free cash flow, particularly given the ongoing constructive price environment.”
APA Corporation owns consolidated subsidiaries that explore for and produce oil and gas in the United States, Egypt and the United Kingdom and that explore for oil and gas offshore Suriname. APA posts announcements, operational updates, investor information and press releases on its website, www.apacorp.com. Specific information concerning Suriname, ESG performance and other investor-related topics are posted at investor.apacorp.com.
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