OAKVILLE, ON, Feb. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - Tim Hortons Inc. (TSX: THI) (NYSE:
THI) today announced the Board of Directors has approved a 23.5%
increase in the quarterly dividend to $0.21 per common share, which is
within our targeted payout range of 30% to 35%.
The Board has declared a dividend at the new payout rate of $0.21 per
common share, payable on March 20th, 2012, to shareholders of record as of March 5th, 2012.
Dividends are declared and paid in Canadian dollars to all shareholders
with Canadian resident addresses. For U.S. shareholders, the dividends
will be converted to, and paid in, U.S. dollars based on prevailing
exchange rates at the time of conversion by Tim Hortons for registered
shareholders and by Clearing and Depository Services Inc. for
beneficial shareholders. The payment of future dividends and the
targeted payout range remain at the discretion of the Board of
Tim Hortons Inc. Overview
Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in
North America based on market capitalization, and the largest in
Canada. Operating in the quick service segment of the restaurant
industry, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with
a menu that includes premium coffee, espresso-based hot and cold
specialty drinks including lattes, cappuccinos and espresso-flavoured
shots, specialty teas, fruit smoothies, home-style soups, fresh
sandwiches, wraps, hot breakfast sandwiches and fresh baked goods,
including our trademark donuts. As of January 1st, 2012, Tim Hortons had 4,014 systemwide restaurants, including 3,295 in
Canada, 714 in the United States and 5 in the Gulf Cooperation Council.
More information about the Company is available at www.timhortons.com.
SOURCE Tim Hortons Inc.
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