ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The board of directors of Travel + Leisure Co. (NYSE:TNL) has declared a regular cash dividend on the company’s common stock, increasing the quarterly dividend rate to $0.35 per share, up from $0.30 per share. The dividend is payable December 30, 2021 to shareholders of record as of December 15, 2021.
On an annualized basis, the dividend increases to $1.40 cents per share, up nearly 17 percent from the previous annualized level of $1.20 per share.
“The continued payment of a dividend throughout the pandemic demonstrated our confidence in the resiliency of this business and its ability to generate free cash flow,” said Mike Hug, chief financial officer of Travel + Leisure Co. “The dividend increase announced today reflects the strategy we shared at our Investor Day in September to deploy additional free cash flow to increase the returns to our shareholders.”
About Travel + Leisure Co.
Travel + Leisure Co. is the world’s leading membership and leisure travel company, with nearly 20 travel brands across its resort, travel club, and lifestyle portfolio. The company provides outstanding vacation experiences and travel inspiration to millions of owners, members, and subscribers every year through its products and services: Wyndham Destinations, the largest vacation ownership company with more than 245 vacation club resort locations across the globe; Panorama, the world’s foremost membership travel business that includes the largest vacation exchange company, industry-leading travel technology, and subscription travel brands; and Travel + Leisure Group, featuring top travel content, travel services including the brand’s eponymous travel club, and branded consumer products. At Travel + Leisure Co., our global team of associates brings hospitality to millions each year, turning vacation inspiration into exceptional travel experiences. We put the world on vacation. Learn more at travelandleisureco.com.
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