Franklin Resources, Inc. (the “Company”) [NYSE:BEN] announced a quarterly cash dividend in the amount of $0.31 per share payable on January 12, 2024 to stockholders of record holding shares of common stock at the close of business on January 3, 2024. The quarterly dividend of $0.31 per share represents a 3.3% increase over the dividends paid for the prior quarter and the same quarter last year. The Company has raised its dividend every year since 1981.
Furthermore, the Company’s Board of Directors has authorized the Company to repurchase, from time to time, up to an additional 27.2 million shares of its common stock in either open market or private transactions, for a total of up to 40.0 million shares available for repurchase. The new share authorization is in addition to the existing authorization, of which approximately 12.8 million shares remained available for repurchase at November 30, 2023. The size and timing of these purchases will depend on price, market and business conditions and other factors. The stock repurchase program is not subject to an expiration date. Shares repurchased under the stock repurchase program are retired.Franklin Templeton