Orion Engineered Carbons added that the first cash interim dividend
is due on 29 March 2019 to holders of record as of the close of business as of 11 March 2019.
On the other points, merely switching to interim dividends
without increasing the payouts does not exactly send a strong positive signal to the market.
"The additional interim dividend
underscores the fact we are committed to growing our platform in order to generate cash and return it to shareholders," spokeswoman Yelena Prokhorova said on Thursday.
The company had planned to pay an interim dividend
of 6.50 yen per share and a year-end dividend of 6.50 yen per share for the year.
The board of directors of Total (Paris:FP) (LSE:TTA) (NYSE:TOT) an energy company, declared on Friday its interim dividend
of EUR0.64 per share of its stock.
It is not clear why management decided to recommend an interim dividend
payment; however, it is probably linked to the change in the company's ownership, which creates risks that the dividend policy could be revised in the near future.
Faced with continuing falls in prices of stocks they hold, many major banks are considering paying annual dividends for fiscal 2001 through next March while skipping interim dividends
The company also declared an interim dividend
of GBP0.050 per share on its 10% cumulative preference shares.
said Thursday it will pay interim dividends
, starting from the first half of the current fiscal year, which started April 1, making it the first major Japanese brokerage to do so.
Andrei Bougrov, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors, deputy General Director for IR and GR of OJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel issued the following comment: The resolution of the Board of Directors to recommend interim dividends
to be paid based on the results of the first 9 months of 2013 is fully consistent with the previously approved dividend payment targets and the corresponding funds have already been accumulated on the Company s bank account by October 1 .
The first interim dividend
of GBP0.0110 per share will be paid in May 2010 followed by three interim dividends
at this level.
According to Itochu President Uichiro Niwa, his company will not pay interim dividends
despite the projected net profit because of its uncertain earnings outlook.