HOUSTON, Oct. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) announced today that the Company's board of directors has declared a dividend of 6 cents per share on Marathon Oil Corporation common stock. This represents a 20% increase from the Company's last quarterly base dividend payment of 5 cents per share. The dividend is payable on December 10, 2021, to stockholders of record on November 17, 2021.
"This is the third consecutive increase to our quarterly base dividend, representing a cumulative 100% increase since the end of last year," said Chairman, President, and CEO Lee Tillman. "This decision is fully consistent with our commitment to pay a competitive and sustainable dividend to our shareholders. It also reflects the increased confidence we have in our business due to the substantial improvements we have realized in our cost structure and free cash flow breakeven."
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SOURCE Marathon Oil Corporation