Dividend Changes to Know Now: Equifax, Schweitzer-Mauduit International, WGL Holdings, Validus Holdings

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX): Current Price $54.98

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX): Equifax raises quarterly dividend 22% to 22c from 18c per share. The cash dividend is payable on March 15 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 22.

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Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc. (NYSE:SWM): Current Price $36.27

Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc. (NYSE:SWM): Schweitzer-Mauduit increases dividend 100% to 30c per share. SWM announced a 100% increase of its quarterly common stock dividend, from 15c per share to 30c per share, payable on March 21 to stockholders of record on February 28.

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WGL Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WGL): Current Price $42.10

WGL Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WGL): WGL Holdings increases dividend 2c to 42c per share. The board of WGL Holdings on February 5, voted to increase the quarterly dividend on its common stock to 42c per share from 40c per share. This change increases the annualized dividend level to $1.68 per share from $1.60 per share.

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Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR): Current Price $36.81

Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR): Validus declares special dividend, raises quarterly dividend to 30c per share. Validus announced that its board has authorized a special dividend in the amount of $2.00 per common share and common share equivalent for which each outstanding warrant is exercisable. The special dividend is payable in cash on February 26, to shareholders and warrant holders of record as of February 19. The board also authorized an increase in the Validus regular quarterly dividend to 30c from 25c per common share and common share equivalent for which each outstanding warrant is exercisable. The board also approved the payment of the regular quarterly dividend which is payable on March 29 to shareholders and warrant holders of record as of March 15.

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