MILWAUKEE, July 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of MGIC Investment Corporation (MTG) today declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share.
The Company announced that because of the increased strength of its financial position the Company determined that commencing a quarterly dividend was appropriate. It further announced that consistent with prior practices, before approving any future quarterly cash dividends, the Board will consider, among other items, the outlook for continued profitability and the impact that future economic and housing market conditions may have on the Company's results and financial position.
The dividend is payable on September 20, 2019, to shareholders of record on August 30, 2019. The Company continues to have authorization to repurchase up to $200 million of its common stock through the end of 2020.
The principal subsidiary of MGIC Investment Corporation is Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation, or MGIC (www.mgic.com), which serves lenders throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and other locations helping families achieve homeownership sooner by making affordable low-down-payment mortgages a reality. At June 30, 2019 MGIC had $213.9 billion of primary insurance in force covering approximately one million mortgages.
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