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Globe Telecom board approves cash dividend for shareholders

February 13, 2014

ENP Newswire - 13 February 2014

Release date- 12022014 - Globe Telecom said its board has approved a cash dividend of P37.50 per common share for the first semester following a double-digit rise in the company's core net profit for 2013.

The dividend is payable to shareholders on record as of Feb. 26 while payment date has been set on March 20.

'On an annualized basis, the dividend represents a 12% improvement from last year's distribution. It is equivalent to 86% of 2013 core net income, consistent with our dividend policy of issuing between 75%-90% of prior year's core net income,' Globe President & CEO Ernest Cu said.

Based on current share price, the company's dividend yield of 4.6% remains competitive against yields of government securities and Philippine listed companies. This reflects both the strength of Globe's cash flows and its commitment to a sustainable and competitive dividend distribution.

Cu also said that starting in the second half of the year, Globe will distribute quarterly dividend payments to enable better cash management and liquidity planning and provide a more consistent dividend distribution to our shareholders.

Globe reported a core net profit of P11.6 billion for 2013, the highest core net over the last 4 years as revenues reached a fresh record of P90.5 billion, underpinned by strong performance of its mobile, broadband and fixed line data services.

Last year, Globe Telecom was recognized by the regional publication Alpha Southeast Asia Magazine as one of the Philippine companies with the most consistent dividend policy on their 3rd annual Southeast Asia Institutional Investor Corporate Awards. The company was also cited by FinanceAsia Magazine's annual poll of Best Managed Companies for its commitment to a strong dividend policy

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Source: ENP Newswire

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