Coca-Cola will pay the dividend on 15 December

Coca-Cola will pay the dividend on 15 December

The Coca-Cola Co has announced a regular quarterly dividend of US$0.44 per common share.

The soft drinks firm will pay the dividend on 15 December to shareowners of record as of 1 December, it said on Friday (22 October). This is equivalent to an annual dividend of $1.76 per share, up from $1.64 per share in 2009.

"The dividend reflects the board's confidence in the company's long-term cash flow," the firm said.

Last week, Coca-Cola reported an increase in third quarter profits, driven by a strong top-line performance and a continued focus on cost management.