Carnival Corporation & plc has announced that the board of directors declared a special dividend of $0.50 per share, which is in addition to its previously announced regular quarterly dividend of $0.25 per share already scheduled to be paid December 14, 2012. For the special dividend, the board approved a payment date of December 28, 2012 based on a record date of December 7, 2012.
Commenting on the special dividend, Micky Arison, chairman and CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc, stated, “This additional dividend is in keeping with our previously stated strategy of returning excess free cash flow to shareholders. Looking forward, we remain committed to increasing shareholder returns through a combination of dividend distributions and opportune share repurchases.”
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