Board Approves 21% Increase to $0.2875 Per Share
ROCKVILLE, Md., March 1, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest lodging franchisors, announced that its board of directors has approved a 21% increase in the quarterly cash dividend on the company’s common stock from $0.2375 per share to $0.2875 per share, effective with the dividend payable on April 18, 2023 to shareholders of record on April 3, 2023. This increase will result in a projected annual dividend rate of $1.15 per annum.
In full-year 2022, Choice returned over $487 million to shareholders in the form of cash dividends and share repurchases.
About Choice Hotels®
Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is one of the largest lodging franchisors in the world. With nearly 7,500 hotels, representing almost 630,000 rooms, in 47 countries and territories as of December 31, 2022, the Choice® family of hotel brands provides business and leisure travelers with a range of high-quality lodging options from limited-service to full-service hotels in the upper upscale, upper midscale, midscale, extended-stay and economy segments. The award-winning Choice Privileges® loyalty program offers members a faster way to rewards, with personalized benefits starting on day one. For more information, visit www.choicehotels.com.
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