HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ: VRTS), which operates a multi-boutique asset management business, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.67 per share, a 22 percent increase from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.55 per share. This is the second consecutive year the company has increased its common stock dividend since a quarterly dividend was initiated in May 2014.
"We are pleased to provide shareholders with this increase in our common stock dividend," said George R. Aylward, president and chief executive officer. "Our strong free cash flow and balance sheet flexibility support a balanced approach to capital management across our priorities, which include investing in the business, returning capital to shareholders, and consistently reducing our debt outstanding."
The common stock dividend will be paid on November 15, 2019 to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 31, 2019.
The board also declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1.8125 per share on the company's 7.25% Series D Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock (NASDAQ: VRTSP). The dividend will be paid on November 1, 2019 to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 15, 2019.
Future declarations of dividends will be subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.
About Virtus Investment Partners, Inc.
Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ: VRTS) is a distinctive partnership of boutique investment managers singularly committed to the long-term success of individual and institutional investors. The company provides investment management products and services through its affiliated managers and select subadvisers, each with a distinct investment style, autonomous investment process, and individual brand. Virtus Investment Partners offers access to a variety of investment styles across multiple disciplines to meet a wide array of investor needs. Its affiliates include Ceredex Value Advisors, Duff & Phelps Investment Management, Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management, Newfleet Asset Management, Rampart Investment Management, Seix Investment Advisors, Silvant Capital Management, Sustainable Growth Advisers, and Virtus ETF Solutions. Additional information is available at virtus.com.
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SOURCE Virtus Investment Partners