Con Edison declara dividendos de acciones ordinarias

Consolidated Edison, Inc. (Con Edison) [NYSE: ED] declaró dividendos trimestrales de 65 centavos por acción de sus acciones ordinarias por pagar el 15 de marzo de 2015 a accionistas registrados a partir del 18 de febrero de 2015, un incremento anualizado de 8 centavos con respecto al dividendo anualizado anterior de $2,52 por acción. El aumento de los dividendos es el 41º incremento anual consecutivo para los acciones; eso representa el incremento consecutivo más extenso de cualquier empresa de servicio público del índice S&P 500.

“The company expects to pay to its stockholders between 60% and 70% of its earnings from ongoing operations in the years ahead,” said John McAvoy, Con Edison’s chairman, president and CEO. This expectation balances the company’s opportunities to grow long-term earnings by investing capital to serve a growing economy with stockholders’ desires for a current return on their investment.

This press release contains a forward-looking statement that reflects an expectation and not a fact. Actual results may differ materially from this expectation because of factors such as those identified in reports the company has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Consolidated Edison, Inc. is one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $12 billion in annual revenues and $41 billion in assets. The company provides a wide range of energy-related products and services to its customers through the following subsidiaries: Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., a regulated utility providing electric, gas, and steam service in New York City and Westchester County, New York; Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., a regulated utility serving customers in a 1,350 square mile area in southeastern New York state and adjacent sections of northern New Jersey and northeastern Pennsylvania; Consolidated Edison Solutions, Inc., a retail energy supply and services company; Consolidated Edison Energy, Inc., a wholesale energy services company; and Consolidated Edison Development, Inc., a company that participates in energy infrastructure projects.