Abbott celebrates 350th consecutive quarterly dividend

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. — Abbott has delivered quarterly dividends for more than 300 consecutive quarters as of Friday, the drug maker said.

Abbott, based in the Chicago area, declared a quarterly common dividend of 48 cents per share, marking the 350th consecutive quarterly dividend to be paid since 1924.

The company said only 1% of companies listed on the S&P 500 Index, of which Abbott is one, had delivered a comparable number of consecutive annual increases and payments.

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