REG-Carnival PLC: Dividend Declaration

Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:15am EST

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Carnival Corporation & plc Re-establishes $1 Billion Share Repurchase Program; Declares Quarterly Dividend 

MIAMI, Jan. 17, 2013 -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) announced that it has 
renewed its authorization for the repurchase of up to $1 billion of its common stock and declared a quarterly 
dividend of $0.25 per share.

The company has repurchased two million shares of Carnival Corporation common stock valued at $78 million 
since the start of fiscal 2013, bringing the total amount purchased to date under the September 2007 $1 billion 
authorization to $835 million. Yesterday, the company's board of directors increased the remaining $165 million 
repurchase authorization to $1 billion.  

"Our ongoing share repurchase program demonstrates our continued confidence in the earnings power of our 
global brands," said Micky Arison, Carnival Corporation & plc chairman and CEO.  "We remain committed to 
increasing shareholder returns through a combination of dividend distributions and opportunistic share 
repurchases," he added.  

The share repurchase authorization covers both Carnival Corporation common stock traded on the New York 
Stock Exchange and Carnival plc ordinary shares traded on the London Stock Exchange. Repurchases will take 
place in the open market or privately negotiated transactions in accordance with applicable laws, rules and 
regulations. The stock repurchase is subject to prevailing market conditions and other considerations.

The board approved a record date for the quarterly dividend of February 22, 2013 with a payment date of March 
15, 2013. Holders of Carnival Corporation common stock and Carnival plc ADSs will receive the dividend payable 
in U.S. dollars.  The dividend for Carnival plc ordinary shares will be payable in U.S. dollars or sterling.  In the 
absence of instructions or elections to the contrary, holders of Carnival plc ordinary shares will automatically 
receive the dividend in sterling.  

Dividends payable in sterling will be converted from U.S. dollars at the exchange rate quoted by the Bank of 
England in London at 12 noon on March 1, 2013.  Holders of Carnival plc ordinary shares wishing to receive their 
dividend in U.S. dollars or participate in the Carnival plc Dividend Reinvestment Plan must elect to do so by 
February 22, 2013. 

Carnival Corporation & plc is the largest cruise company in the world, with a portfolio of cruise brands in North 
America, Europe, Australia and Asia, comprised of Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess 
Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Ibero Cruises, P&O Cruises (Australia) and P&O 
Cruises (UK).

Together, these brands operate 100 ships totaling 203,000 lower berths with nine new ships scheduled to be 
delivered between March 2013 and March 2016. Carnival Corporation & plc also operates Holland America 
Princess Alaska Tours, the leading tour company in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon. Traded on both the New 
York and London Stock Exchanges, Carnival Corporation & plc is the only group in the world to be included in 
both the S&P 500 and the FTSE 100 indices.

SOURCE  Carnival Corporation

CONTACT: Jennifer De La Cruz, +1-305-599-2600, ext. 16000 



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