W.R. Berkley As of June 21, 2022 ticker dps (an.) 2022 hike 2021 hike 2020 hike
WRB $0.40 15.4% 8.3% 9.1%
Business yield Hike yrs 5 yr CAGR freq. paid since
P&C Insurance & Reinsurance 0.6% 21 10.0% Quarter 1978
W. R. Berkley hikes dividend by 15.4% and pays special dividend

Insurer W.R. Berkley (WRB) has announced today that it will raise its quarterly dividend by 15.4% to $0.10 quarterly per share. Also a special dividend of $0.50 per share will be paid by WRB. The first regular quarterly cash dividend at the new rate of 10 cents per share will be paid on July 7, 2022 to stockholders of record at the close of business on June 27, 2022. The per share dividend amounts above reflect the 3-for-2 common stock split effected on March 23, 2022.

W.R. Berkley (WRB) Dividend history and dividend growth
Company name W. R. Berkley Corp
Ticker symbol WRB
Dividend paid since 1978
Track record (years increased) 21
Payment Frequency Quarterly dividend
Sector Financials
Business P&C Insurance & Reinsurance
Dividend growth: 5 year average 10.0%
Last dividend per share $0.10
Annual dividend per share $0.40
WRB dividend and stock price statistics as of June 20, 2022
Dividend yield  0.6%
Stock price $66.82
YTD Total Return 21.8%
Next ex-dividend date June 24, 2022
Next payment date July 7, 2022
Market cap (in $B) 17.72
Total dividend (in $B) 0.11
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The regular annual dividend rate of 40 cents per share for WRB yields 0.6% at a stock price of $67. Including today’s announced special and ordinary dividends, total capital returned to shareholders during 2022 is approximately $182 million. For WRB this new dividend hike makes 2022 the 21st consecutive year of increased annual dividends.

W. R. Berkley Corporation is an insurance holding company. The company operates worldwide in two segments of the property casualty insurance business: Insurance and Reinsurance. The insurance business consists of predominantly commercial insurance business, including excess and surplus lines, admitted lines and specialty personal lines throughout the United States, as well as insurance business in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, South America, Canada, Mexico, Scandinavia, Asia and Australia. The reinsurance business operates as reinsurance business on a facultative and treaty basis, primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and South Africa. Founded in 1967, W. R. Berkley Corporation has grown from a small investment management firm into one of the largest commercial lines property and casualty insurers in the United States. The company has paid cash dividends each year since 1978.

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