ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) announced today it will continue to return capital to shareowners by executing up to $75 million of additional share repurchases and increasing its dividend by 10 percent to 10 cents per share. The ITT Board of Directors has approved the cash dividend for the first quarter of 2013, which will be payable on April 1, 2013, to shareowners of record on March 15, 2013.
ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the energy, transportation and industrial markets. Building on its heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life. Founded in 1920, ITT is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with employees in more than 35 countries and sales in a total of approximately 125 countries. The company generated 2012 revenues of $2.2 billion. For more information, visit www.itt.com.
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