BP (BP) Suspends Dividend

Posted by D4L | Thursday, June 17, 2010 | | 0 comments »

Following a meeting with the President of the United States, the BP (BP) Board announces an agreed package of measures to meet its obligations as a responsible party arising from the Deepwater Horizon spill. Agreement was reached to create a $20bn claims fund over the next three and a half years on the following basis:

As a consequence of this agreement, the BP Board has reviewed its dividend policy. Notwithstanding BP's strong financial and asset position, the current circumstances require the Board to be prudent and it has therefore decided to cancel the previously declared first quarter dividend scheduled for payment on 21st June, and that no interim dividends will be declared in respect of the second and third quarters of 2010.

Source: StreetInsider.com

Related Articles:

Click here to have future posts delivered to you for free!

_____________________________________________________________________

0 comments

Post a Comment

~

Latest From Dividend Growth Stocks

Popular Posts Last 30 Days