Company Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.15 Per Share
LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a $500 million increase to the Company’s existing share repurchase program. The authorization will allow the Company to continue share repurchases as the Company concludes its previous repurchase authorizations, totaling $361 million.
Keith Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming, said: “This additional share repurchase authorization further reinforces our commitment to pursuing a balanced, robust capital return program. We intend to maintain repurchase activity of approximately $100 million per quarter, augmented from time to time by opportunistic repurchases.”
Additionally, the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share, payable July 15, 2022, to shareholders of record on June 30, 2022.
About Boyd Gaming
Founded in 1975, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading geographically diversified operator of 28 gaming entertainment properties in 10 states. The Company is also a strategic partner and 5% equity owner of FanDuel Group, the nation’s leading sports-betting operator. With one of the most experienced leadership teams in the casino industry, Boyd Gaming prides itself on offering its guests an outstanding entertainment experience, delivered with unwavering attention to customer service. Through a long-standing company philosophy called Caring the Boyd Way, Boyd Gaming is committed to advancing Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) initiatives that positively impact the Company’s stakeholders and communities. Our commitment to being an employer of choice has been recognized by Forbes magazine, which named Boyd Gaming the highest-ranked gaming company in America’s Best Employers for Diversity in 2021, and Nevada’s Best Employers in 2020 and 2021. For additional Company information and press releases, visit https://investors.boydgaming.com.
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