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Western Union Company

Western Union Company (WU)

The Western Union Company (Western Union), incorporated on February 17, 2006, is a provider of money movement and payment services. The Company operates through two segments: Consumer-to-Consumer and Business Solutions. Western Union's Consumer-to-Consumer segment is engaged in individual money transfers from one consumer to another. Western Union's Business Solutions segment facilitates payment and foreign exchange solutions, primarily cross-border, cross-currency transactions, for small and medium size enterprises and other organizations and individuals.

Consumer-to-Consumer Segment

The Company's Consumer-to-Consumer segment facilitates money transfers between two consumers, primarily through a network of third-party agents. The Company's multi-currency, real-time money transfer service is viewed by the Company as one interconnected network where a money transfer can be sent from one location to another, around the world. The Company's money transfer services are available for international cross-border transfers, which is the transfer of funds from one country to another and in certain countries intra-country transfers that is, money transfers from one location to another in the same country. This segment also includes money transfer transactions that can be initiated through Websites and mobile devices. The Company offers money transfer services with various options for sending funds, through both its walk-in and online money transfer channels. It offers Walk-in money transfer and online money transfer. The Company provides its third-party agents with access to its multi-currency, real-time money transfer processing systems used to originate and pay money transfers. The Company's systems and processes enable its agents to pay money transfers in approximately 130 currencies across the world. The Company's marketing strategy includes its consumer programs, such as My WUSM and Gold Card, which are available in many countries and territories. These programs offer consumers service at the point-of-sale.

Business Solutions Segment

The Company's Business Solutions payment transactions are conducted through various channels, including the phone and via the Internet. The Company’s Business Solutions facilitate payment and foreign exchange solutions, primarily cross-border, cross-currency transactions, for small and medium size enterprises and other organizations and individuals. The majority of Business Solutions' business relates to exchanges of currency at spot rates, which enable customers to make cross-currency payments. For certain industries such as educational institutions, financial institutions, and law firms, it provides tailored payment solutions. In addition, in certain countries, it writes foreign currency forward and option contracts for customers to facilitate future payments, which usually generate higher revenue per transaction than spot payments. Its Internet services are marketed through its own Websites, as well as, from time to time, co-branding arrangements with Website partners.

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Annual Dividends

Year Amount Change
2006 0.0c
2007 0.0c 0%
2008 0.0c 0%
2009 0.0c 0%
2010 0.0c 0%
2011 0.0c 0%
2012 42.5c 100%
2013 50.5c 18.8%
2014 50.0c (1.0%)
2015 62.0c 24.0%
2016 64.0c 3.2%
2017 70.0c 9.4%
2018 76.0c 8.6%
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Ex-Div Date Pay Date Year Type Frequency Status Amount
14 Mar 2012 30 Mar 2012 2012 Interim Quarterly Paid 10c
13 Jun 2012 29 Jun 2012 2012 Interim Quarterly Paid 10c
20 Sep 2012 08 Oct 2012 2012 Interim Quarterly Paid 10c
13 Dec 2012 31 Dec 2012 2012 Final Quarterly Paid 12.5c
13 Mar 2013 29 Mar 2013 2013 Interim Quarterly Paid 12.5c
12 Jun 2013 28 Jun 2013 2013 Interim Quarterly Paid 13c
12 Sep 2013 30 Sep 2013 2013 Interim Quarterly Paid 12.5c
13 Dec 2013 31 Dec 2013 2013 Final Quarterly Paid 12.5c
13 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 2014 Interim Quarterly Paid 12.5c
12 Jun 2014 30 Jun 2014 2014 Interim Quarterly Paid 12.5c
11 Sep 2014 30 Sep 2014 2014 Interim Quarterly Paid 12.5c
12 Dec 2014 31 Dec 2014 2014 Final Quarterly Paid 12.5c
13 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 2015 Interim Quarterly Paid 15.5c
12 Jun 2015 30 Jun 2015 2015 Interim Quarterly Paid 15.5c
14 Sep 2015 30 Sep 2015 2015 Interim Quarterly Paid 15.5c
15 Dec 2015 31 Dec 2015 2015 Final Quarterly Paid 15.5c
15 Mar 2016 31 Mar 2016 2016 Interim Quarterly Paid 16c
14 Jun 2016 30 Jun 2016 2016 Interim Quarterly Paid 16c
14 Sep 2016 30 Sep 2016 2016 Interim Quarterly Paid 16c
15 Dec 2016 30 Dec 2016 2016 Final Quarterly Paid 16c
15 Mar 2017 31 Mar 2017 2017 Interim Quarterly Paid 17.5c
14 Jun 2017 30 Jun 2017 2017 Interim Quarterly Paid 17.5c
14 Sep 2017 29 Sep 2017 2017 Interim Quarterly Paid 17.5c
15 Dec 2017 29 Dec 2017 2017 Final Quarterly Paid 17.5c
15 Mar 2018 30 Mar 2018 2018 Interim Quarterly Paid 19c
14 Jun 2018 29 Jun 2018 2018 Interim Quarterly Paid 19c
13 Sep 2018 28 Sep 2018 2018 Interim Quarterly Paid 19c
14 Dec 2018 31 Dec 2018 2018 Final Quarterly Paid 19c
14 Mar 2019 29 Mar 2019 2019 Interim Quarterly Paid 20c
13 Jun 2019 28 Jun 2019 2019 Interim Quarterly Paid 20c
13 Sep 2019 30 Sep 2019 2019 Interim Quarterly Paid 20c
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