Dividend Changes: BP, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Teekay Tankers, Mastercard, Nicor

BP plc (NYSE:BP) announced a 14% increase in its quarterly dividend to 8c per share for Q411 the first rise since the company resumed paying a dividend a year ago. BP’s underlying replacement cost profit for the quarter rose by 14% on the same period in the previous year.

Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (NYSE:CCE): The dividend is payable March 22, 2012 to share owners of record on March 9, 2012.

Teekay Tankers Ltd. (NYSE:TNK): Teekay Tankers announced that its Board of Directors has voted to declare a cash dividend of 11c per share, payable on February 28 to all shareholders of record on February 21.

Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) increases dividend to 30c.

Nicor Inc. (NYSE:GAS): AGL Resources approved an increase of 4c per share in the annual dividend rate on the company’s common stock, to an indicated annual dividend of $1.84 per share. In accordance with the special pro rata dividends announced on December 9, 2011, shareholders of record as of February 17, will receive a pro rata dividend of 36.11c accruing from and including December 9, 2011, the effective date of the merger with Nicor, through February 17.

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