Synchrony Financial Announces Plans to Increase Quarterly Common Stock Dividend to $0.15 Per Share and Approval of a $1.64 Billion Share Repurchase Program

Thursday, May 18, 2017 4:30 pm EDT

Dateline:

STAMFORD, Conn.

Public Company Information:

NYSE:
SYF

STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) announced today that its Board of Directors intends to increase the quarterly cash dividend to $0.15 per share of common stock, commencing the third quarter of 2017, and has approved a share repurchase program of up to $1.64 billion through June 30, 2018. The company expects to make share repurchases from time to time subject to market conditions and other factors, including legal and regulatory restrictions and required approvals.

About Synchrony Financial

Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) is one of the nation’s premier consumer financial services companies. Our roots in consumer finance trace back to 1932, and today we are the largest provider of private label credit cards in the United States based on purchase volume and receivables.* We provide a range of credit products through programs we have established with a diverse group of national and regional retailers, local merchants, manufacturers, buying groups, industry associations and healthcare service providers to help generate growth for our partners and offer financial flexibility to our customers. Through our partners’ over 365,000 locations across the United States and Canada, and their websites and mobile applications, we offer our customers a variety of credit products to finance the purchase of goods and services. Synchrony Financial offers private label and co-branded Dual Card credit cards, promotional financing and installment lending, loyalty programs and FDIC-insured savings products through Synchrony Bank. More information can be found at www.synchronyfinancial.com, facebook.com/SynchronyFinancial, www.linkedin.com/company/synchrony-financial and twitter.com/SYFNews.

*Source: The Nilson Report (May 2016, Issue # 1087) - based on 2015 data.

Contact:

Synchrony Financial
Investor Relations:
Greg Ketron, 203-585-6291
or
Jennifer Church, 203-585-6508
InvestorRelations@syf.com
or
Media Relations:
Samuel Wang, 203-585-2933
Media.Relations@syf.com

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