LAS VEGAS, June 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) today announced that its Board of Directors has increased the Company's quarterly cash dividend to $0.06 per share, up from the prior quarterly dividend of $0.05 per share. The dividend is payable on July 15, 2018, to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 29, 2018.
Keith Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming, said, "Thanks to our strong and growing free cash flow, we are able to strengthen our ongoing capital return program through a 20% increase in our cash dividend. We remain committed to a well-balanced approach to creating shareholder value through investing in accretive growth opportunities, continued deleveraging, and returning capital to shareholders through a combination of share repurchases and dividend payments."
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About Boyd Gaming
Founded in 1975, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading geographically diversified operator of 24 gaming entertainment properties in seven states. The Company currently operates nearly 1.4 million square feet of casino space, more than 31,000 gaming machines, 630 table games, 9,400 hotel rooms and more than 280 food and beverage outlets. With one of the most experienced leadership teams in the casino industry, Boyd Gaming prides itself on offering its guests an outstanding entertainment experience, delivered with unwavering attention to customer service. For additional Company information and press releases, visit www.boydgaming.com.
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