HALIFAX - On September 16, 2020 the Board of Directors of Emera Inc. (TSX: EMA) approved an increase in the annual common share dividend to $2.55 from $2.45 per common share and reaffirmed its dividend growth rate target of four to five per cent through to 2022.
'Emera's overall business continues to perform well despite the challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic,' said Scott Balfour, President and CEO of Emera Inc. 'We are pleased to be in a position to increase our dividend at a level consistent with our target growth rate, and to reaffirm our dividend growth rate target of four to five percent through to 2022.'
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Emera Inc. is a geographically diverse energy and services company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with approximately $32 billion in assets and 2019 revenues of more than $6.1 billion. The company primarily invests in regulated electricity generation and electricity and gas transmission and distribution with a strategic focus on transformation from high carbon to low carbon energy sources. Emera has investments throughout North America, and in four Caribbean countries. Emera's common and preferred shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and trade respectively under the symbol EMA, EMA.PR.A, EMA.PR.B, EMA.PR.C, EMA.PR.E, EMA.PR.F and EMA.PR.H. Depositary receipts representing common shares of Emera are listed on the Barbados Stock Exchange under the symbol EMABDR and on The Bahamas International Securities Exchange under the symbol EMAB.
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