Atlanta, May 05, 2011 – The UPS (NYSE: UPS) Board of Directors today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.52 per share on all outstanding Class A and Class B shares.
The dividend is payable June 1, 2011, to shareholders of record on May 16, 2011.
Earlier this year, the UPS Board boosted the regular quarterly dividend by 11% to the current level of $0.52 per share. UPS’s dividend has more than tripled since 2000, when it stood at $0.17 per share. The company has either increased or maintained its dividend every year for more than four decades.
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Except for historical information contained herein, the statements made in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of UPS and its management regarding the company’s strategic directions, prospects and future results, involve certain risks and uncertainties. Certain factors may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including economic and other conditions in the markets in which we operate, our competitive environment, increased security requirements, strikes, work stoppages and slowdowns, changes in energy prices, governmental regulations and other risks discussed in the company’s Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which discussions are incorporated herein by reference.