Raymond James Financial says that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common shares of $.11 per share, payable October 15, 2010, to shareholders of record on October 1, 2010.
This is the 25th consecutive year in which Raymond James has paid its shareholders a dividend, according to the company.
The firm reported fiscal third-quarter earnings per share of $0.48 in July, up from $0.35 last year and $0.45 in the previous quarter. Net income was $60.7 million on sales of $747.4 million and the strong performance of its private-client group.
In addition, Raymond James announced that the board elected Gordon L. Johnson as an independent director, expanding the board to 11 members.
Johnson, who has served on the board of Raymond James Bank for three years, is president of Highway Safety Devices Inc., a 150-employee company that installs and repairs signalization, guardrails, signage and street lighting related to municipal roadway projects.
He has been a bank manager and executive for 23 years, including two decades with Bank of America and its predecessors, and he was the CEO of financial buyout firm Stonegate Partners LLC from 2002 to 2004.