July 17, 2015

The J. M. Smucker Company‘s Board of Directors has approved an increase in the quarterly dividend from $0.64 to $0.67 per common share, an increase of 5 percent. The dividend will be paid on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Friday, August 14, 2015.

“We are pleased with the Board’s action to increase the quarterly dividend rate, which reflects the confidence we have in our business and its ability to generate strong cash flow,” said Richard Smucker, chief executive officer.  “This action represents our fourteenth consecutive year of dividend growth, as dividends remain an important component of creating value for our shareholders.”

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