SAN DIEGO, CA (STL.News) Realty Income Corporation (Realty Income, NYSE: O), The Monthly Dividend Company®, today announced its Board of Directors has declared an increase in the company’s common stock monthly cash dividend to $0.2275 per share from $0.227 per share. The dividend is payable on January 15, 2020 to shareholders of record as of January 2, 2020. This is the 104th dividend increase since Realty Income’s listing on the NYSE in 1994. The ex-dividend date for January’s dividend is December 31, 2019. The new monthly dividend represents an annualized dividend amount of $2.73 per share as compared to the current annualized dividend amount of $2.724 per share.
“We remain committed to our company’s mission of paying dependable monthly dividends to our shareholders that increase over time,” said Sumit Roy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Realty Income. “Our Board of Directors has once again determined that we are able to increase the amount of the monthly dividend to our shareholders, marking the 104th increase since our company’s public listing in 1994. With the payment of the January dividend, we will have made 594 consecutive monthly dividend payments throughout our 50-year operating history.”