GM Declares 30 Cents Per Share Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
DETROIT--Jan. 14, 2014: General Motors Co. Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend of 30 cents per share on its common stock. The dividend is payable March 28, 2014 to all common stockholders of record as of March 18, 2014.
"Today's General Motors is designing high-quality, world-class vehicles for our customers and delivering consistently solid financial results," said Dan Akerson, GM chairman and CEO. "The board understands that our investors should share in this success and is pleased to announce a quarterly dividend for our common stockholders."
According to Dan Ammann, GM executive vice president and chief financial officer: "Our fortress balance sheet, substantial liquidity, consistent earnings and strong cash flow provide the foundation for an ongoing payout. This return to shareholders is consistent with our capital priorities and is an important signal of confidence in our plans for a continuing profitable future." Ammann will become GM President effective Wednesday (Jan. 15, 2014).
Through the third quarter of 2013, GM achieved 15 straight profitable quarters in which it generated $16.3 billion in adjusted automotive free cash flow. As of Sept. 30, 2013, the company had total automotive liquidity of $37.3 billion and $8.4 billion of automotive debt.