MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 28, 2019 /CNW/ - the Board of Directors of Cargojet Inc. has declared a cash dividend of $0.2340 per common voting share and variable voting share for the period from January 1, 2019 to March 31, 2019, an increase of $0.0220 or 10.4% per share from the previous quarter.
"This increase in the cash dividend reinforces our commitment to return value to our shareholders," said Ajay Virmani, President and Chief Executive Officer. "It is also consistent with our capital allocation plan to periodically increase cash returns to our shareholders and to reduce our long-term debt", he added.
The dividends will be paid to all shareholders of record as at the close of business on March 20, 2019 and will be payable on or before April 5, 2019. These dividends will be eligible dividends within the meaning of the Income Tax Act (Canada).
Cargojet is Canada's leading provider of time sensitive overnight air cargo services and carries over 1,300,000 pounds of cargo each business night. Cargojet operates its network across North America each business night, utilizing a fleet of all-cargo aircraft. For more information, please visit: www.cargojet.com.
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SOURCE Cargojet Inc.
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