NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The Board of Directors of Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) today increased the quarterly common stock cash dividend to $0.43 per share, up from $0.42 per share. The increase will be effective in the second quarter, 2019. The Board declared that the second quarter dividend is to be paid on May 15, 2019 to shareholders of record as of April 19, 2019. On an annualized basis, the new dividend rate is $1.72 versus $1.68 per share previously. The Company has paid uninterrupted dividends on its common stock since 1895.
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About Colgate-Palmolive: Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet. For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s website at http://www.colgatepalmolive.com. To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit http://www.colgatebsbf.com. CL-D