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Dividend program and history

Dividend program and history

Dividend program and history

Targeting dividend payout of 65 to 70 percent of earnings

We provide shareholder value through our dividend program.

Industry leading dividend growth

Annualized dividends per share
2010 $.80, 2011 $1.04, 2012 $1.20, 2013 $1.445, 2014 $1.56, 2015 $1.83*, 2016 $1.98, 2017 $2.08, 2018 $2.21**

  • 13.5 percent compound annual growth rate off 2010 base.
  • Continuing to target dividend payout of 65-70 percent of earnings.
  • Projecting dividend grow in line with earnings growth.

* Annualized based on fourth quarter 2015 dividend of $0.4575.
** Annulaized based on first quarter 2018 dividend of $0.5525.

Common stock

Anticipated record and payment dates for common stock dividends to be paid in 2018 are:

2018
Record date Payment date
Feb. 14 March 1
May 14 June 1
Aug. 14 Sept. 1
Nov. 14 Dec. 1

Dividend reinvestment

Dividend reinvestment is available and offered through our stock purchase plan.

Dividend history for ticker WEC

Declared Ex-Date Record Payable Amount * Type
18-Oct-2018 13-Nov-2018 14-Nov-2018 1-Dec-2018 $0.5525 Regular cash
19-Jul-2018 13-Aug-2018 14-Aug-2018 1-Sep-2018 $0.5525 Regular cash
19-Apr-2018 11-May-2018 14-May-2018 1-Jun-2018 $0.5525 Regular cash
18-Jan-2018 13-Feb-2018 14-Feb-2018 1-Mar-2018 $0.5525 Regular cash
19-Oct-2017 10-Nov-2017 14-Nov-2017 1-Dec-2017 $0.52 Regular cash
20-Jul-2017 10-Aug-2017 14-Aug-2017 1-Sep-2017 $0.52 Regular cash
20-Apr-2017 10-May-2017 12-May-2017 1-Jun-2017 $0.52 Regular cash
19-Jan-2017 10-Feb-2017 14-Feb-2017 1-Mar-2017 $0.52 Regular cash
20-Oct-2016 12-Nov-2016 14-Nov-2016 1-Dec-2016 $0.495 Regular cash
21-Jul-2016 10-Aug-2016 12-Aug-2016 1-Sep-2016 $0.495 Regular cash
21-Apr-2016 11-May-2016 13-May-2016 1-Jun-2016 $0.495 Regular cash
21-Jan-2016 10-Feb-2016 12-Feb-2016 1-Mar-2016 $0.495 Regular cash
15-Oct-2015 11-Nov-2015 13-Nov-2015 1-Dec-2015 $0.4575 Regular cash
12-Jun-2015 12-Aug-2015 14-Aug-2015 1-Sep-2015 $0.23372301 Pro rata cash (47 days)
12-Jun-2015 NA 28-Jun-2015 6-Jul-2015 $0.20665755 Pro rata cash (45 days)
16-Apr-2015 12-May-2015 14-May-2015 1-Jun-2015 $0.4225 Regular cash
15-Jan-2015 11-Feb-2015 13-Feb-2015 1-Mar-2015 $0.4225 Regular cash
16-Oct-2014 12-Nov-2014 14-Nov-2014 1-Dec-2014 $0.39 Regular cash
17-Jul-2014 12-Aug-2014 14-Aug-2014 1-Sep-2014 $0.39 Regular cash
17-Apr-2014 12-May-2014 14-May-2014 1-Jun-2014 $0.39 Regular cash
16-Jan-2014 12-Feb-2014 14-Feb-2014 1-Mar-2014 $0.39 Regular cash
17-Oct-2013 12-Nov-2013 14-Nov-2013 1-Dec-2013 $0.3825 Regular cash
18-Jul-2013 12-Aug-2013 14-Aug-2013 1-Sep-2013 $0.3825 Regular cash
18-Apr-2013 10-May-2013 14-May-2013 1-Jun-2013 $0.34 Regular cash
17-Jan-2013 12-Feb-2013 14-Feb-2013 1-Mar-2013 $0.34 Regular cash
18-Oct-2012 9-Nov-2012 14-Nov-2012 1-Dec-2012 $0.30 Regular cash
19-Jul-2012 10-Aug-2012 14-Aug-2012 1-Sep-2012 $0.30 Regular cash
19-Apr-2012 10-May-2012 14-May-2012 1-Jun-2012 $0.30 Regular cash
19-Jan-2012 10-Feb-2012 14-Feb-2012 1-Mar-2012 $0.30 Regular cash
20-Oct-2011 09-Nov-2011 14-Nov-2011 1-Dec-2011 $0.26 Regular cash
21-Jul-2011 10-Aug-2011 12-Aug-2011 1-Sep-2011 $0.26 Regular cash
21-Apr-2011 11-May-2011
13-May-2011 1-Jun-2011
$0.26 Regular cash
20-Jan-2011 10-Feb-2011
14-Feb-2011 1-Mar-2011
$0.26 Regular cash
20-Jan-2011 10-Feb-2011
14-Feb-2011 1-Mar-2011
$0.00 2-for-1 stock split
14-Oct-2010 09-Nov-2010
12-Nov-2010 1-Dec-2010
$0.20 Regular cash
22-Jul-2010 11-Aug-2010
13-Aug-2010 1-Sep-2010
$0.20 Regular cash
22-Apr-2010 12-May-2010
14-May-2010 1-Jun-2010
$0.20 Regular cash
21-Jan-2010 10-Feb-2010
12-Feb-2010 1-Mar-2010
$0.20 Regular cash
15-Oct-2009 10-Nov-2009
13-Nov-2009 1-Dec-2009
$0.16875 Regular cash
23-Jul-2009 12-Aug-2009 14-Aug-2009 1-Sep-2009 $0.16875 Regular cash
23-Apr-2009 12-May-2009 14-May 2009 1-Jun-2009 $0.16875 Regular cash
29-Jan-2009 11-Feb-2009 13-Feb-2009 1-Mar-2009 $0.16875 Regular cash
16-Oct-2008 12-Nov-2008 14-Nov-2008 1-Dec-2008 $0.135 Regular cash
24-Jul-2008 12-Aug-2008 14-Aug-2008 1-Sep-2008 $0.135 Regular cash
24-Apr-2008 12-May-2008 14-May-2008 1-Jun-2008 $0.135 Regular cash
17-Jan-2008 12-Feb-2008 14-Feb-2008 1-Mar-2008 $0.135 Regular cash
18-Oct-2007 9-Nov-2007 14-Nov-2007 1-Dec-2007 $0.125 Regular cash
26-Jul-2007 10-Aug-2007 14-Aug-2007 1-Sep-2007 $0.125 Regular cash
26-Apr-2007 10-May-2007 14-May-2007 1-Jun-2007 $0.125 Regular cash
18-Jan-2007 12-Feb-2007 14-Feb-2007 1-Mar-2007 $0.125 Regular cash
19-Oct-2006 10-Nov-2006 14-Nov-2006 1-Dec-2006 $0.115 Regular cash
27-Jul-2006 10-Aug-2006 14-Aug-2006 1-Sep-2006 $0.115 Regular cash
27-Apr-2006 10-May-2006 12-May-2006 1-Jun-2006 $0.115 Regular cash
18-Jan-2006 10-Feb-2006 14-Feb-2006 1-Mar-2006 $0.115 Regular cash
20-Oct-2005 8-Nov-2005 11-Nov-2005 1-Dec-2005 $0.11 Regular cash
21-Jul-2005 10-Aug-2005 12-Aug-2005 1-Sep-2005 $0.11 Regular cash
21-Apr-2005 11-May-2005 13-May-2005 1-Jun-2005 $0.11 Regular cash
20-Jan-2005 9-Feb-2005 11-Feb-2005 1-Mar-2005 $0.11 Regular cash
1-Nov-2004 10-Nov-2004 12-Nov-2004 1-Dec-2004 $0.105 Regular cash
4-Aug-2004 11-Aug-2004 13-Aug-2004 1-Sep-2004 $0.105 Regular cash
2-Feb-2004 12-May-2004 14-May-2004 1-Jun-2004 $0.105 Regular cash
15-Jan-2004 11-Feb-2004 13-Feb-2004 1-Mar-2004 $0.10 Regular cash
23-Oct-2003 12-Nov-2003 14-Nov-2003 1-Dec-2003 $0.10 Regular cash
31-Jul-2003 12-Aug-2003 14-Aug-2003 1-Sep-2003 $0.10 Regular cash
30-Apr-2003 12-May-2003 14-May-2003 1-Jun-2003 $0.10 Regular cash
16-Jan-2003 12-Feb-2003 14-Feb-2003 1-Mar-2003 $0.10 Regular cash
22-Oct-2002 12-Nov-2002 14-Nov-2002 1-Dec-2002 $0.10 Regular cash
23-Jul-2002 12-Aug-2002 14-Aug-2002 1-Sep-2002 $0.10 Regular cash
2-May-2002 10-May-2002 14-May-2002 1-Jun-2002 $0.10 Regular cash
5-Feb-2002 12-Feb-2002 14-Feb-2002 1-Mar-2002 $0.10 Regular cash
31-Oct-2001 12-Nov-2001 14-Nov-2001 1-Dec-2001 $0.10 Regular cash
25-Jul-2001 10-Aug-2001 14-Aug-2001 1-Sep-2001 $0.10 Regular cash
2-May-2001 10-May-2001 14-May-2001 1-Jun-2001 $0.10 Regular cash
5-Feb-2001 12-Feb-2001 14-Feb-2001 1-Mar-2001 $0.10 Regular cash
25-Oct-2000 10-Nov-2000 14-Nov-2000 1-Dec-2000 $0.10 Regular cash
28-Jul-2000 10-Aug-2000 14-Aug-2000 1-Sep-2000 $0.195 Regular cash
26-Apr-2000 10-May-2000 12-May-2000 1-Jun-2000 $0.195 Regular cash
25-Jan-2000 10-Feb-2000 14-Feb-2000 1-Mar-2000 $0.195 Regular cash
28-Oct-1999 9-Nov-1999 12-Nov-1999 1-Dec-1999 $0.195 Regular cash
28-Jul-1999 10-Aug-1999 12-Aug-1999 1-Sep-1999 $0.195 Regular cash
27-Apr-1999 10-May-1999 12-May-1999 1-Jun-1999 $0.195 Regular cash
28-Jan-1999 10-Feb-1999 12-Feb-1999 1-Mar-1999 $0.195 Regular cash
29-Oct-1998 9-Nov-1998 12-Nov-1998 1-Dec-1998 $0.195 Regular cash
31-Jul-1998 10-Aug-1998 12-Aug-1998 1-Sep-1998 $0.195 Regular cash
28-Apr-1998 8-May-1998 12-May-1998 1-Jun-1998 $0.195 Regular cash
29-Jan-1998 10-Feb-1998 12-Feb-1998 1-Mar-1998 $0.1925 Regular cash
23-Oct-1997 10-Nov-1997 13-Nov-1997 1-Dec-1997 $0.1925 Regular cash
30-Jul-1997 11-Aug-1997 13-Aug-1997 2-Sep-1997 $0.1925 Regular cash
5-May-1997 9-May-1997 13-May-1997 2-Jun-1997 $0.1925 Regular cash
29-Jan-1997 11-Feb-1997 13-Feb-1997 3-Mar-1997 $0.19 Regular cash
30-Oct-1996 8-Nov-1996 13-Nov-1996 2-Dec-1996 $0.19 Regular cash
24-Jul-1996 9-Aug-1996 13-Aug-1996 3-Sep-1996 $0.19 Regular cash
25-Apr-1996 9-May-1996 13-May-1996 3-Jun-1996 $0.19 Regular cash
2-Feb-1996 9-Feb-1996 13-Feb-1996 1-Mar-1996 $0.18375 Regular cash
26-Oct-1995 6-Nov-1995 8-Nov-1995 1-Dec-1995 $0.18375 Regular cash
27-Jul-1995 4-Aug-1995 8-Aug-1995 1-Sep-1995 $0.18375 Regular cash
27-Apr-1995 2-May-1995 8-May-1995 1-Jun-1995 $0.18375 Regular cash
25-Jan-1995 2-Feb-1995 8-Feb-1995 1-Mar-1995 $0.17625 Regular cash
27-Oct-1994 2-Nov-1994 8-Nov-1994 21-Jan-1995 $0.17625 Regular cash
27-Jul-1994 2-Aug-1994 8-Aug-1994 1-Sep-1994 $0.17625 Regular cash
27-Apr-1994 3-May-1994 9-May-1994 1-Jun-1994 $0.17625 Regular cash
28-Jan-1994 2-Feb-1994 8-Feb-1994 1-Mar-1994 $0.1694 Regular cash
27-Oct-1993 2-Nov-1993 8-Nov-1993 1-Dec-1993 $0.1694 Regular cash
28-Jul-1993 3-Aug-1993 9-Aug-1993 1-Sep-1993 $0.1694 Regular cash
28-Apr-1993 4-May-1993 10-May-1993 1-Jun-1993 $0.1694 Regular cash
27-Jan-1993 2-Feb-1993 8-Feb-1993 1-Mar-1993 $0.1625 Regular cash
28-Oct-1992 3-Nov-1992 9-Nov-1992 1-Dec-1992 $0.1625 Regular cash
22-Jul-1992 4-Aug-1992 10-Aug-1992 1-Sep-1992 $0.1625 Regular cash
13-May-1992 1-Jul-1992 10-Jun-1992 30-Jun-1992 $0.00 3-for-2 stock split
22-Apr-1992 1-May-1992 7-May-1992 1-Jun-1992 $0.1625 Regular cash
29-Jan-1992 3-Feb-1992 7-Feb-1992 1-Mar-1992 $0.155 Regular cash
29-Oct-1991 1-Nov-1991 7-Nov-1991 1-Dec-1991 $0.155 Regular cash
24-Jul-1991 1-Aug-1991 7-Aug-1991 1-Sep-1991 $0.155 Regular cash
24-Apr-1991 1-May-1991 7-May-1991 1-Jun-1991 $0.155 Regular cash
23-Jan-1991 1-Feb-1991 7-Feb-1991 1-Mar-1991 $0.14665 Regular cash
24-Oct-1990 1-Nov-1990 7-Nov-1990 1-Dec-1990 $0.14665 Regular cash
25-Jul-1990 1-Aug-1990 7-Aug-1990 1-Sep-1990 $0.14665 Regular cash
25-Apr-1990 1-May-1990 7-May-1990 1-Jun-1990 $0.14665 Regular cash
24-Jan-1990 1-Feb-1990 7-Feb-1990 1-Mar-1990 $0.13835 Regular cash
25-Oct-1989 1-Nov-1989 7-Nov-1989 1-Dec-1989 $0.13835 Regular cash
26-Jul-1989 1-Aug-1989 7-Aug-1989 1-Sep-1989 $0.13835 Regular cash
26-Apr-1989 1-May-1989 5-May-1989 1-Jun-1989 $0.13835 Regular cash
25-Jan-1989 1-Feb-1989 7-Feb-1989 1-Mar-1989 $0.12835 Regular cash
26-Oct-1988 3-Nov-1988 9-Nov-1988 1-Sep-1988 $0.12835 Regular cash
27-Jul-1988 2-Aug-1988 8-Aug-1988 1-Sep-1988 $0.12835 Regular cash
20-Apr-1988 3-May-1988 9-May-1988 1-Jun-1988 $0.12835 Regular cash
24-Jan-1988 2-Feb-1988 8-Feb-1988 1-Mar-1988 $0.12 Regular cash
* Dividend amounts reflect all historical stock splits including our most recent 2-for-1 stock split on March 1, 2011. See Stock split history for a complete record of our historical stock splits.