Morningstar, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend of 40.5 Cents Per Share

December 1, 2023

CHICAGO, Dec. 1, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Morningstar, Inc. (Nasdaq: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, today declared a quarterly dividend of 40.5 cents per share, an increase of 8 percent. The dividend is payable Jan. 31, 2024, to shareholders of record as of Jan. 5, 2024. The 3-cent increase from the prior quarterly rate of 37.5 cents per share results in an annualized dividend of $1.62 per share compared with the prior annualized rate of $1.50 per share.

While subsequent dividends will be subject to board approval, the company expects to pay three additional dividends in 2024:

Record Date  

Payable Date

April 5, 2024

April 30, 2024

July 12, 2024

July 31, 2024

Oct. 4, 2024

Oct. 31, 2024

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About Morningstar, Inc.
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment insights in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The Company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers and owners, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and institutional investors in the debt and private capital markets. Morningstar provides data and research insights on a wide range of investment offerings, including managed investment products, publicly listed companies, private capital markets, debt securities, and real-time global market data. Morningstar also offers investment management services through its investment advisory subsidiaries, with approximately $264 billion in assets under advisement and management as of Sept. 30, 2023. The Company operates through wholly-or majority-owned subsidiaries in 32 countries. For more information, visit Follow Morningstar on X @MorningstarInc.

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