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W.P. Carey increases dividend 24% to 82c per share

W. P. Carey announced that its board has increased the company's Q1 dividend to 82c per share, which equates to an annualized rate of $3.28, payable on April 15 to shareholders of record as of March 28. W. P. Carey also reported that after market close on March 15 it will be added to the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Global Real Estate Index.