CALGARY, Nov. 8, 2018 /CNW/ - Inter Pipeline Ltd. ("Inter Pipeline") (TSX: IPL) announced today that its board of directors has approved a 1.8 percent increase to its monthly cash dividend from $0.14 to $0.1425 per share. Inter Pipeline has increased its dividend for 10 consecutive years.
On an annualized basis, dividends will increase by $0.03 per share from $1.68 to $1.71. Shareholders of record as of November 22, 2018 will be eligible for Inter Pipeline's new monthly dividend rate of $0.1425 per share, with payment expected on or about December 14, 2018. Inter Pipeline's dividend payments to shareholders are designated as "eligible dividends" for Canadian tax purposes.
"Over the past decade, Inter Pipeline has provided reliable dividend growth for its shareholders while maintaining a conservative payout ratio and strong balance sheet," commented Christian Bayle, President and Chief Executive Officer. "This dividend increase demonstrates our continued confidence in Inter Pipeline's future despite the challenging times faced by Canada's energy industry."
Since inception, Inter Pipeline has distributed approximately $5.0 billion in cash payments to investors.
About Inter Pipeline Ltd.
Inter Pipeline is a major petroleum transportation, natural gas liquids processing, and bulk liquid storage business based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Inter Pipeline owns and operates energy infrastructure assets in western Canada and Europe. Inter Pipeline is a member of the S&P/TSX 60 Index and its common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol IPL. www.interpipeline.com
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