On Aug. 1, 2013, Symetra Financial Corporation’s (NYSE: SYA) board of directors declared a cash dividend of $0.09 per share on the company’s stock — an increase of $0.01, or 13 percent, over the prior dividend level. The dividend will be payable on or about Aug. 30, 2013 to common shareholders of record as of the close of business on Aug. 15, 2013. About Symetra Symetra Financial Corporation (NYSE: SYA) is a diversified financial services company based in Bellevue, Wash. In business since 1957, Symetra provides employee benefits, annuities and life insurance through a national network of benefits consultants, financial institutions and independent agents and advisors. For more information, visit www.symetra.com.