APA Corporation Announces Dividend Increase, Declares Cash Dividend on Common Stock and Increases Share Repurchase Authorization

APA Corporation

HOUSTON, Sept. 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The board of directors of APA Corporation (Nasdaq: APA) announced an increase in the company’s common stock dividend from an annualized rate of 50 cents per share to $1.00 per share.

The next quarterly common stock dividend is payable on November 22, 2022 to shareholders of record on October 21, 2022, at the rate of 25 cents per share on the company’s common stock, down from 12.5 cents per share.

“Over the past year, we have significantly strengthened our balance sheet and are committed to returning at least 60% of our free cash flow to our shareholders through dividends and share buybacks,” said John. Christmann IV, CEO and President of APA. “The vast majority of this return is still provided through share buybacks; however, we are confident that our long-term cash flows will comfortably support this increase in base dividend payout. At an annualized rate of $1.00 per share, our dividend yield should exceed the current average dividend yield of the S&P 500.”

The board also approved an additional 40 million shares of additional stock repurchase authorization.

About the APA

APA Corporation has consolidated subsidiaries that explore for and produce oil and natural gas in the United States, Egypt and the United Kingdom and that explore for oil and natural gas offshore Suriname and in the Dominican Republic. APA posts announcements, operational updates, investor information and press releases on its website, www.apacorp.com. Additional details regarding Suriname, ESG performance and other investor-related topics are posted on investor.apacorp.com.

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