Board of Directors approves first-quarter 2020 cash dividend of $0.38 per share Investor Day scheduled for March 31, 2020 to showcase mid-to-late-stage R&D pipeline progress and commercial momentum across Biopharma businesses
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that its board of directors declared a 38-cent per share first-quarter 2020 dividend on the company’s common stock, payable March 6, 2020 to holders of the Common Stock of record at the close of business on January 31, 2020. Pfizer increased the dividend over the fourth-quarter 2019 dividend by approximately 6 percent to 38 cents from 36 cents per share. The first-quarter 2020 cash dividend will be the 325th consecutive quarterly dividend paid by Pfizer.
“The dividend increase is a testament to our commitment to returning capital to shareholders and reflects our continued confidence in the business and in our pipeline,” stated Dr. Albert Bourla, Pfizer chief executive officer. “It also reinforces that our focus on creating meaningful value for patients benefits all our stakeholders.”
Pfizer also announced plans to host an Investor Day on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, starting at 9:00 a.m. EDT, at its global headquarters in New York, NY. Pfizer business executives and scientific leadership will provide updates on the company’s progress in advancing its R&D pipeline, specifically on product candidates with blockbuster potential that are expected to launch by 2025.
Dr. Bourla continued, “We look forward to highlighting the range of therapeutic areas and modalities in our R&D pipeline, demonstrating the growth momentum in our Biopharma businesses and providing an opportunity to meet scientific and commercial leadership in each of our core therapeutic areas. We are excited to share key aspects of our strategy to deliver sustainable, long-term growth by developing transformational medicines and vaccines that address some of the world’s greatest unmet needs in healthcare.”
Invitations for in-person attendance will be distributed in coming weeks. A live webcast, including audio, video and presentation slides, will be accessible on the Pfizer’s Investor Relations website (www.pfizer.com/investors) at the time of the meeting. Interested parties unable to attend in-person or watch the live webcast will be able to view and listen to an archived copy of the webcast, which will be available on Pfizer's Investor Relations website following the conclusion of the event.
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DISCLOSURE NOTICE: The information contained in this release is as of December 16, 2019. The forward-looking statements in the Investor Day webcast on March 31, 2020 speak only as of the original date of the webcast. The Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements contained in this release or the webcast as a result of new information or future events or developments.
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