DALLAS, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On Nov. 15, the Board of Directors for Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.34 per share on the common stock of the company, representing a 6 percent increase over the prior year. The dividend will be payable Dec. 29, 2016 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 9, 2016. Brinker International, Inc. is one of the world's leading casual dining restaurant companies. Founded in 1975 and based in Dallas, Texas, as of the fiscal first quarter ended Sept. 28, 2016, Brinker owned, operated or franchised 1,652 restaurants under the names Chili's® Grill & Bar (1,601 restaurants) and Maggiano's Little Italy® (51 restaurants). To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/brinker-international-board-declares-common-dividend-300364191.html SOURCE Brinker International, Inc.