Kemper Corporation (NYSE: KMPR) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared an increase in the companys quarterly dividend to $0.25 per share, an increase of 4% or one cent over the previous quarters dividend. The dividend is payable on March 5, 2019 to its shareholders of record as of February 19, 2019. The new quarterly dividend represents an annualized dividend amount of $1.00 per share as compared to the current annualized dividend amount of $0.96 per share.
We are pleased that the continued success of the strategic plan we announced in 2016 has allowed us to increase the dividend we pay to our shareholders, said Joseph P. Lacher, Jr., Kemper President and Chief Executive Officer. A growing dividend is a sign of our confidence in the direction of the company and a key part of our value proposition for shareholders.
The Kemper family of companies is one of the nations leading insurers. With $11 billion in assets, Kemper is improving the world of insurance by offering personalized solutions for individuals, families and businesses. Through our businesses, Kemper:
- Offers insurance for auto, home, life, health and valuables
- Services approximately seven million policies
- Is represented by more than 30,000 agents and brokers
- Employs over 7,800 associates dedicated to providing exceptional service
- Is licensed to sell insurance in 50 states and the District of Columbia
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