Mastercard to repurchase up to $4 billion of its shares
Payment processor Mastercard Inc said on Monday it would buy back up to $4 billion of its class A shares.
The new share repurchase program will be effective at the completion of the company`s previously announced $4 billion share repurchase program, Mastercard said.
Under the previously announced buyback, the company has about $1.5 billion remaining, the statement added.
The company said it also increased its quarterly cash dividend to 25 cents per share, a 14 percent increase over the previous dividend of 22 cents a share.
Mastercard had 1.04 billion class A shares and 15.1 million class B shares as of October 26.
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