About the Dividend Champions List

The Dividend Champions list is a monthly publication tracking companies with a history of consistently increasing their dividends. Wider in scope than the well-known S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats and Nasdaq Dividend Achievers, the Dividend Champions covers all companies listed on exchanges in the United States. In order to be included in the list, the annual split-adjusted dividend payout of a company (based on calendar year) must be consistently increasing. The Dividend Champions list is separated into three categories based on how long companies have maintained the streak of annually increasing dividends: Champions (25 or more years), Contenders (10 to 24 years), and Challengers (5 to 9 years). The Dividend Champions list was created by David Fish in 2007 and is currently maintained by Justin Law. The Dividend Champions list may be obtained for free for personal, non-commercial use from the DRIP Investing Resource Center. Data in the Dividend Champions list is provided “as is” with no guarantees of accuracy, completeness, or timeliness.

Finally Fall

28 companies declared higher dividends in the past month, with an average increase of 5.7% over their previous payouts. The latest version of the Dividends Champions List will be available at the DRIP Investing website and is also attached below:

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The Dividend Champions universe has decreased to 746 companies. The average dividend streak increased slightly to 15.7 years. The average yield has increased to 3.36% from 3.22% the previous month.

Dividend Increases: (ACN), (AMT), (ARTNA), (BANF), (BKSC), (BRC), (OTCPK:CZFS), (FLIC), (FMAO), (HIFS), (HON), (HTA), (INGR), (ISTR), (JOUT), (KWR), (LMT), (MAS), (MSFT), (NJR), (O), (PM), (STOR), (TTEC), (TXN), (OTCPK:TYBT), (VZ), (WPC)

Additions to Challengers: Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (MLM), and Farmers National Banc Corp. (FMNB)

Promotions:

Bank of South Carolina Corp. (BKSC), Honeywell International Inc. (HON), and Ingredion Inc. (INGR) have