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Dividends

McDonald's has raised its dividend each and every year since paying its first dividend in 1976. Starting in 2008, dividends are paid on a quarterly basis.

On September 18, 2014, McDonald's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.85 per share of common stock payable on December 15, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 1, 2014.

Cash Dividend History

2012
2011 2010 2009  
2008 2000-2007 1996-1999
1991-1995  
1986-1990
1981-1985 1976-1980    
2014

  Actual Dividend Amount Record Date Payable Date
4. 0.85 Dec 1, 2014 Dec 15, 2014
3. 0.81 Sep 2, 2014 Sep 16, 2014
2. 0.81 Jun 2, 2014 Jun 16, 2014
1. 0.81 Mar 3, 2014 Mar 17, 2014

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2013

  Actual Dividend Amount Record Date Payable Date
4. 0.81 Dec 2, 2013 Dec 16, 2013
3. 0.77 Sep 3, 2013 Sep 17, 2013
2. 0.77 Jun 3, 2013 Jun 17, 2013
1. 0.77 Mar 1, 2013 Mar 15, 2013

 

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2012

  Actual Dividend Amount Record Date Payable Date
4. 0.77 Dec 3, 2012
Dec 17, 2012
3. 0.70 Sep 4, 2012 Sep 18, 2012
2. 0.70 Jun 4, 2012 Jun 15, 2012
1. 0.70 Mar 1, 2012 Mar 15, 2012

 

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2011

  Actual Dividend Amount Record Date Payable Date
1. 0.70 Dec 1, 2011 Dec 15, 2011
2. 0.61 Sep 1, 2011 Sep 16, 2011
3. 0.61 Jun 1, 2011 Jun 15, 2011
4. 0.61 Mar 1, 2011 Mar 15, 2011

 

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2010

  Actual Dividend Amount Record Date Payable Date
1. 0.61 Dec 1, 2010 Dec 15, 2010
2. 0.55 Sep 1, 2010 Sep 16, 2010
3. 0.55 Jun 1, 2010 Jun 15, 2010
4. 0.55 Mar 1, 2010 Mar 15, 2010

 

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2009

  Actual Dividend Amount Record Date Payable Date
1. 0.55
Dec 1, 2009
Dec 15, 2009
2. 0.50
Sep 1, 2009
Sep 16, 2009
3. 0.50 Jun 8, 2009
Jun 22, 2009
4. 0.50 Mar 2, 2009 Mar 16, 2009

 

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2008

  Actual Dividend Amount Record Date Payable Date
1. 0.50 Dec 1, 2008 Dec 15, 2008
2. 0.375 Sep 2, 2008 Sep 16, 2008
3. 0.375 Jun 9, 2008 Jun 23, 2008
4. 0.375 Mar 3, 2008 Mar 17, 2008

 

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2000-2007

  Actual Dividend Amount Record Date Payable Date
1. 1.50 Nov 15, 2007 Dec 3, 2007
2. 1.00 Nov 15, 2006 Dec 1, 2006
3. 0.67 Nov 15, 2005 Dec 1, 2005
4. 0.55 Nov 15, 2004 Dec 1, 2004
5. 0.40 Nov 14, 2003 Dec 1, 2003
6. 0.235 Nov 15, 2002 Dec 2, 2002
7. 0.225 Nov 15, 2001 Dec 3, 2001
8. 0.215 Nov 15, 2000 Dec 1, 2000

 

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1996-1999

  Actual Dividend Amount Dividend Adjusted for Split Record Date Payable Date
1. 0.04875
0.04875 Dec 1, 1999
Dec 15, 1999
2. 0.04875 0.04875 Sep 1, 1999
Sep 15, 1999
3. 0.04875 0.04875 Jun 1, 1999
Jun 15, 1999
4.* 0.04875 0.04875 Mar 15, 1999 Mar 31, 1999
5. 0.0900 0.0450 Nov 30, 1998 Dec 11, 1998
6. 0.0900 0.0450 Aug 31, 1998 Sep 11, 1998
7. 0.0900 0.0450 Jun 1, 1998 Jun 12, 1998
8. 0.0825 0.0413 Feb 27, 1998 Mar 13, 1998
9. 0.0825 0.0413 Dec 1, 1997 Dec 12, 1997
10. 0.0825 0.0413 Aug 29, 1997 Sep 12, 1997
11. 0.0825 0.0413 Jun 2, 1997 Jun 13, 1997
12. 0.0750 0.0375 Feb 28, 1997 Mar 14, 1997
13. 0.0750 0.0375 Dec 2, 1996 Dec 13, 1996
14. 0.0750 0.0375 Aug 30, 1996 Sep 13, 1996
15. 0.0750 0.0375 Jun 4, 1996 Jun 14, 1996
16. 0.0675 0.0338 Feb 29, 1996 Mar 15, 1996

* Stock split executed this quarter - see Stock Split

 

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1991-1995

  Actual Dividend Amount Dividend Adjusted for Split Record Date Payable Date
1. 0.0675
0.0338
Nov 30, 1995
Dec 15, 1995
2. 0.0675 0.0338 Aug 31, 1995
Sep 15, 1995
3. 0.0675 0.0338 Jun 5, 1995
Jun 16, 1995
4. 0.0600
0.0300
Feb 28, 1995
Mar 17, 1995
5. 0.0600 0.0300 Nov 30, 1994
Dec 16, 1994
6. 0.0600 0.0300 Aug 31, 1994
Sep 16, 1994
7.* 0.1200
0.0300 Jun 7, 1994
Jun 17, 1994
8. 0.0175
0.0269
Feb 28, 1994
Mar 18, 1994
9. 0.0175 0.0269 Nov 30, 1993
Dec 17, 1993
10. 0.0175 0.0269 Aug 31, 1993
Sep 17, 1993
11. 0.0175 0.0269 Jun 7, 1993
Jun 18, 1993
12. 0.1000 0.0250
Mar 1, 1993
Mar 19, 1993
13. 0.1000 0.0250 Nov 30, 1992
Dec 18, 1992
14. 0.1000 0.0250 Aug 31, 1992
Sep 18, 1992
15. 0.1000 0.0250 Jun 2, 1992
Jun 19, 1992
16. 0.0925
0.0231
Mar 2, 1992
Mar 20, 1992
17. 0.0925 0.0231 Dec 4, 1991
Dec 18, 1991
18. 0.0925 0.0231 Sep 4, 1991
Sep 18, 1991
19. 0.0925 0.0231 Jun 4, 1991
Jun 18, 1991
20. 0.0850
0.0213
Mar 11, 1991
Mar 21, 1991

* Stock split executed this quarter - see Stock Split

 

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1986-1990

  Actual Dividend Amount Dividend Adjusted for Split Record Date Payable Date
1. 0.0850 0.0213 Nov 30, 1990 Dec 18, 1990
2. 0.0850 0.0213 Aug 31, 1990 Sep 18, 1990
3. 0.0850 0.0213 Jun 5, 1990 Jun 18, 1990
4. 0.0775 0.0194 Mar 5, 1990 Mar 19, 1990
5. 0.0775 0.0194 Nov 30, 1989 Dec 18, 1989
6. 0.0775 0.0194 Aug 31, 1989 Sep 18, 1989
7.* 0.1550 0.0194 May 31, 1989 Jun 19, 1989
8. 0.1400 0.0175 Feb 28, 1989 Mar 20, 1989
9. 0.1400 0.0175 Nov 30, 1988 Dec 15, 1988
10. 0.1400 0.0175 Aug 26, 1988 Sep 9, 1988
11. 0.1400 0.0175 May 31, 1988 Jun 9, 1988
12. 0.1250 0.01563 Jan 25, 1988 Feb 5, 1988
13. 0.1250 0.01563 Oct 26, 1987 Nov 6, 1987
14. 0.1250 0.01563 Jul 29, 1987 Aug 7, 1987
15.* 0.1875 0.01562 May 27, 1987 Jun 5, 1987
16. 0.1650 0.01375 Jan 28, 1987 Feb 6, 1987
17. 0.1650 0.01375 Oct 31, 1986 Nov 6, 1986
18. 0.1650 0.01375 Jul 29, 1986 Aug 7, 1986
19.* 0.2475 0.01375 Jun 3, 1986 Jun 12, 1986
20. 0.2250 0.01250 Jan 28, 1986 Feb 6, 1986

* Stock split executed this quarter - see Stock Split

 

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1981-1985

  Actual Dividend Amount Dividend Adjusted for Split Record Date Payable Date
1. 0.2250 0.01250 Oct 28, 1985 Nov 7, 1985
2. 0.2250 0.01250 Jul 29, 1985 Aug 8, 1985
3. 0.2250 0.01250 Jun 6, 1985 Jun 13, 1985
4. 0.2050 0.01139 Jan 28, 1985 Feb 7, 1985
5. 0.2050 0.01139 Oct 29, 1984 Nov 8, 1984
6.* 0.2900 0.01074 Jul 30, 1984 Aug 9, 1984
7. 0.2900 0.01074 May 30, 1984 Jun 12, 1984
8. 0.2500 0.00926 Jan 30, 1984 Feb 9, 1984
9. 0.2500 0.00926 Oct 31, 1983 Nov 10, 1983
10. 0.2500 0.00926 Jul 21, 1983 Aug 11, 1983
11. 0.2500 0.00926 May 31, 1983 Jun 9, 1983
12. 0.2200 0.00815 Jan 28, 1983 Feb 10, 1983
13. 0.2200 0.00815 Oct 21, 1982 Nov 4, 1982
14.* 0.3000 0.00741 Jul 21, 1982 Aug 6, 1982
15. 0.3000 0.00741 May 28, 1982 Jun 7, 1982
16. 0.2500 0.00617 Feb 11, 1982 Mar 2, 1982
17. 0.2500 0.00617 Nov 2, 1981 Nov 17, 1981
18. 0.2500 0.00617 Aug 3, 1981 Aug 17, 1981
19. 0.2500 0.00617 May 19, 1981 Jun 3, 1981
20. 0.2000 0.00494 Mar 2, 1981 Mar 15, 1981

* Stock split executed this quarter - see Stock Split

 

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1976-1980

  Actual Dividend Amount Dividend Adjusted for Split Record Date Payable Date
1. 0.2000
0.00494
Oct 31, 1980
Nov 17, 1980
2. 0.2000
0.00494 Jul 30, 1980
Aug 15, 1980
3. 0.2000
0.00494 Jun 11, 1980
Jun 25, 1980
4. 0.1400
0.00346
Feb 29, 1980
Mar 17, 1980
5. 0.1400 0.00346 Nov 1, 1979
Nov 15, 1979
6. 0.1400 0.00346 Aug 1, 1979
Aug 15, 1979
7. 0.1400 0.00346 May 25, 1979
Jun 18, 1979
8. 0.0900
0.00222
Feb 21, 1979
Mar 15, 1979
9. 0.0900 0.00222 Nov 1, 1978
Nov 15, 1978
10. 0.0900 0.00222 Jul 25, 1978
Aug 15, 1978
11. 0.0900 0.00222 May 22, 1978
Jun 16, 1978
12. 0.0500
0.00123
Feb 21, 1978
Mar 15, 1978
13. 0.0500 0.00123 Oct 24, 1977
Nov 15, 1977
14. 0.0500 0.00123 Jul 25, 1977
Aug 15, 1977
15. 0.0500 0.00123 May 18, 1977
Jun 6, 1977
16. 0.0250
0.00062
Feb 21, 1977
Mar 15, 1977
17. 0.0250 0.00062 Oct 27, 1976
Nov 15, 1976
18. 0.0250 0.00062 Jul 22, 1976
Aug 15, 1976
19. 0.0250 0.00062 May 14, 1976
Jun 2, 1976

 

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