SAN FRANCISCO - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a plan to increase the company’s annual dividend per share by 20 percent, from $0.50 in fiscal year 2012 to $0.60 in fiscal year 2013. The first quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share was declared for payment on or after May 1, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 10, 2013. Additional quarterly dividends are expected to be paid in July, October, and January.
This is the fourth consecutive year Gap Inc. has increased its annual dividend – demonstrating the company’s continued commitment to delivering value to shareholders through cash distributions.
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Gap Inc. is a leading global specialty retailer offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, children, and babies under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime, Athleta, and Intermix brands. Fiscal year 2012 net sales were $15.7 billion. Gap Inc. products are available for purchase in more than 90 countries worldwide through about 3,000 company-operated stores, over 300 franchise stores, and e-commerce sites. For more information, please visit www.gapinc.com.
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