FINDLAY, Ohio, Jan. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) has declared a dividend of $0.53 per share on common stock. The dividend is payable March 11, 2019, to shareholders of record as of the close of business February 20, 2019.
"The $0.53 dividend approved by our board represents a 15 percent increase to our previous quarterly dividend," said Gary R. Heminger, chairman and chief executive officer.
Since the company became independent in 2011, capital returned to shareholders through both dividends and repurchase activity totals over $17.5 billion through year-end 2018. "We have balanced meaningful return of capital with continued long-term investment in the business," continued Heminger. "This increase in our quarterly dividend underscores our confidence in the expected cash-generating power of our new nationwide enterprise, and our commitment to continued return of capital as we deliver on the projected synergies of the combined business."
About Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) is a leading, integrated, downstream energy company headquartered in Findlay, Ohio. The company operates the nation's largest refining system with more than 3 million barrels per day of crude oil capacity across 16 refineries. MPC's marketing system includes branded locations across the United States, including Marathon brand retail outlets. Speedway LLC, an MPC subsidiary, owns and operates retail convenience stores across the United States. MPC also owns the general partner and majority limited partner interests in two midstream companies, MPLX LP and Andeavor Logistics LP, which own and operate gathering, processing, and fractionation assets, as well as crude oil and light product transportation and logistics infrastructure. More information is available at www.marathonpetroleum.com.
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