|Medtronic Announces Cash Dividend for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2017|
DUBLIN - Dec. 9, 2016 - The board of directors of Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today approved the fiscal year 2017 third quarter cash dividend of $0.43 per ordinary share, representing a 13 percent increase over the prior year. This quarterly declaration is consistent with the dividend announcement made by the company in June 2016. Medtronic is a constituent of the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats index, having increased its annual dividend payment for the past 39 consecutive years. The dividend is payable on January 13, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 23, 2016. The company expects that its fiscal year 2017 third quarter dividend will be treated for U.S. tax purposes as a distribution of earnings and not a return of capital. Additional information about the tax treatment of the dividend is available at investorrelations.medtronic.com.
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