Dividend Increases

We believe a diversified portfolio of high quality businesses that consistently increase their dividends can lead to attractive long term investment results.  This approach can potentially achieve a blend of high current income and growth in cash flow over time.  Below, you will find a history of dividend increase announcements in the Berkshire Dividend Growth Strategy:

Current Dividend Scorecard
Dividend Strategy Scorecard 6.30.19

Berkshire Annual Dividend Scorecards
Dividend Growth Scorecard 12.31.18
Dividend Growth Scorecard 12.31.17
Dividend Growth Scorecard 12.31.16
Dividend Growth Scorecard 12.31.15
Dividend Growth Scorecard 12.31.14
Dividend Growth Scorecard 12.31.13
Dividend Growth Scorecard 12.31.12
Dividend Growth Scorecard 12.31.11

Berkshire – Recent Dividend Increases
WP Carey (WPC) – June 13th, 2019 – Raises Dividend 1.5% Annualized – Press Release
Bank of Montreal (BMO) – May 29th, 2019 – Raises Dividend 7% – Press Release
Chubb (CB) – May 16th, 2019 – Raises Dividend 2.74% – Press Release
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) – April 25th, 2019 – Raises Dividend 5.6% – Press Release
Exxon Mobil (XOM) – April 24th, 2019 – Raises Dividend 6% – Press Release 
Leggett & Platt (LEG) – May 7th, 2019 –  Raises Dividend 5.3% – Press Release
Kinder Morgan (KMI) – April 17, 2019 – Raises Dividend 25% – Press Release
Procter & Gamble (PG) – April 09, 2019 – Raises Dividend 4% –  Press Release
Coca-Cola (KO) – February 21, 2019 – Raises Dividend 2.6% – Press Release
Walmart (WMT) – February 19, 2019 – Raises Dividend 2% – Press Release
Waste Management (WM) – February 19, 2019 – Raises Dividend 10%  – Press Release
Cisco (CSCO) – February 13, 2019 – Increases Dividend 6% – Press Release
Intel (INTC) – January 24, 2019 – Raises Dividend 5% – Press Release
Norfolk Southern (NSC) – January 23, 2019 – Raises Dividend 8% – Press Release
Kimberly Clark (KMB) – January 23, 2019 – Raises Dividend 3% – Press Release
Wells Fargo (WFC) – January 22, 2019 – Raises Dividend 5% – Press Release

*If multiple increases occurred throughout the year, dividends and percent change are annualized for comparative purposes. Dividend increase results are based on underlying holdings of a representative composite account for the Berkshire Dividend Growth Strategy. Holdings are subject to change. Returns and dividend yields are gross of fees. A Full composite with disclosure can be acquired upon request. Dividend Increases are based on announcement date. There is no guarantee dividends will continue to be paid in the future. You should not invest solely based historical dividends a company has paid.

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