Raymond James Financial raises quarterly dividend, approves $1 billion share repurchase authorization
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – On December 2, 2021, the Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE: RJF) Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on shares of its common stock of $0.34 per share, payable January 18, 2022 to shareholders of record on January 4, 2022. This is a 31% increase over the previous dividend of $0.26 per share paid on October 15, 2021.
The Board also authorized repurchase of the company’s shares of common stock in an aggregate amount of up to $1 billion. The $1 billion authorization replaces the previous repurchase authorization of $750 million announced on December 3, 2020, under which approximately $632 million was remaining as of December 2, 2021. The repurchases may be made from time to time at prices that the company deems appropriate and subject to market conditions, applicable law, regulatory constraints in connection with previously announced acquisitions and other factors. Such repurchases may be made in the open market, in privately negotiated transactions, or otherwise. The Board’s authorization does not have a fixed expiration date. The repurchase authorization does not obligate the company to repurchase any dollar amount or number of securities and may be suspended or discontinued at any time.
About Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE: RJF) is a leading diversified financial services company providing private client group, capital markets, asset management, banking and other services to individuals, corporations and municipalities. The company has approximately 8,500 financial advisors. Total client assets are $1.23 trillion. Public since 1983, the firm is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol RJF. Additional information is available at www.raymondjames.com.
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