TULSA, Okla., April 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE: OKE) today declared a quarterly dividend of 93.5 cents per share, unchanged from the previous quarter, resulting in an annualized dividend of $3.74 per share. The dividend is payable May 14, 2020, to shareholders of record at the close of business April 27, 2020.
"ONEOK's dividend payout is supported by our strong balance sheet and healthy dividend coverage," said Terry K. Spencer, ONEOK president and chief executive officer. "Holding the dividend at its current level is the prudent financial decision for ONEOK during this time of market uncertainty. Our integrated and extensive assets and financial strength position us well for an industry recovery once energy markets stabilize."
ONEOK, Inc. (pronounced ONE-OAK) (NYSE: OKE) is a leading midstream service provider and owner of one of the nation's premier natural gas liquids (NGL) systems, connecting NGL supply in the Rocky Mountain, Mid-Continent and Permian regions with key market centers and an extensive network of natural gas gathering, processing, storage and transportation assets.
ONEOK is a FORTUNE 500 company and is included in the S&P 500.
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