MasterCard announced a buyback at $4 billion


Moscow. December 9. The American MasterCard, the second-largest payment system in the USA, increased the size of its quarterly dividend by 19%.

As reported in a press release, now they will be $0.19 per share compared with the previous level of $0,16. Closure of register of shareholders for payment scheduled for January 8.

In addition, the MasterCard Board of Directors approved the repurchase program of own shares for the sum $4 billion It will take effect after the current programme of $3.75 billion

According to 3 December, in the framework of the current program is about $786 million, according to MarketWatch.

Shares of MasterCard rose during electronic trading on Tuesday on 0.6% after the announcement. The company’s capitalization is about $109,9 billion.