April 26, 2017 / 6:02 PM / 7 months ago

Exxon Mobil boosts quarterly dividend to 77 cents from 75 cents

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp, the world’s largest publicly traded oil producer, raised its quarterly dividend on Wednesday by 3 percent.

Logos of ExxonMobil are seen in its booth at Gastech, the world's biggest expo for the gas industry, in Chiba, Japan April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

The company will pay 77 cents per share for the second quarter on June 9. Exxon paid a first-quarter dividend of 75 cents.

Exxon’s stock rose about 0.4 percent to $82.04 in afternoon trading.

Reporting by Ernest Scheyder; Editing by Marguerita Choy

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