December 14, 2017 / 11:09 PM / 2 years ago

BRIEF-Waste Management Says Per Share Dividend To Increase To $1.86 On Annual Basis

Dec 14 (Reuters) - Waste Management Inc:

* WASTE MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCES PLAN TO INCREASE QUARTERLY DIVIDEND PAYMENTS AND AUTHORIZATION FOR UP TO $1.25 BILLION IN SHARE REPURCHASES

* WASTE MANAGEMENT INC - PER SHARE DIVIDEND TO INCREASE FROM $1.70 TO $1.86 ON AN ANNUAL BASIS

* WASTE MANAGEMENT INC - BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS APPROVED A 9.4% INCREASE IN PLANNED QUARTERLY DIVIDEND RATE, FROM $0.425 TO $0.465 PER SHARE

* WASTE MANAGEMENT - ‍DURING 2017, EXPECT TO RETURN APPROXIMATELY $1.5 BILLION TO SHAREHOLDERS THROUGH DIVIDENDS AND SHARE REPURCHASES​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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