Travel + Leisure Co. Increases Cash Dividend
ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The board of directors of Travel + Leisure Co. (NYSE:TNL) declared a regular cash dividend on the company's common stock, increasing the quarterly dividend rate to $0.45 per share, up from $0.40 per share. The dividend is payable March 31, 2023 to shareholders of record as of March 15, 2023.
On an annualized basis, the dividend increases to $1.80 per share, up over 12 percent from the annualized level of $1.60 per share that was in place one year ago.
“We are excited about the leisure travel momentum that has continued into 2023. Our results demonstrate the quality of our consumers and our ability to capitalize on the strong leisure travel market to drive earnings and adjusted free cash flow, which we are able to pass on to shareholders through an increase in the quarterly dividend,” said Mike Hug, chief financial officer of Travel + Leisure Co.
About Travel + Leisure Co.
As the world’s leading membership and leisure travel company, Travel + Leisure Co. (NYSE:TNL) transformed the way families vacation with the introduction of the most dynamic points-based vacation ownership program at Club Wyndham, and the first vacation exchange network, RCI. The company delivers more than six million vacations each year at 245+ timeshare resorts worldwide, through tailored travel and membership products, and via Travel + Leisure GO - the signature subscription travel club inspired by the pages of Travel + Leisure magazine. With hospitality and responsible tourism at the heart of all we do, our 18,000+ dedicated associates bring out the best in people and places around the globe. We put the world on vacation. Learn more at travelandleisureco.com.
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Senior Vice President, FP&A and Investor Relations
Source: Travel + Leisure Co.
Released March 8, 2023