CME Group Inc. declares $2.60 per share annual variable dividend
from The Options Insider
CME Group Inc. announced on Dec. 12 that it has declared its annual variable dividend at $2.60 per share. The dividend is payable Jan. 14, 2014, to shareholders of record Dec. 27, 2013. According to CME Group's press release, when the company adopted its annual variable dividend structure in February 2012, it intended to determine the excess cash available at the end of each year, with the level to either increase or decrease year to year based on operating results, potential investment activity and other forms of capital return. With the $2.60 per share annual variable dividend to be paid in 2014, it totals more than $872 million.
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