Unit Corporation announced that its board of directors has declared the following cash dividends:
a quarterly cash dividend of $2.50 per share of common stock for the fourth quarter of 2023 to be paid on December 27, 2023, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 18, 2023;
a special cash dividend of $15.00 per share of common stock to be paid on December 27, 2023, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 18, 2023; and
a conditional special cash dividend of $5.00 per share of common stock to be paid on December 27, 2023, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 18, 2023 (Conditional Dividend).
The Conditional Dividend will only become payable if the Company closes its previously disclosed sale of certain of its oil and gas properties located in the Texas Panhandle on or before the record date. If the sale does not close on or before the record date, the Conditional Dividend will not become payable, and the Company will have no obligation to pay such dividend.
Phil Frohlich, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are pleased that our capital discipline combined with our efforts to reduce the Company’s expenses have allowed us to return value to our shareholders through these dividends.”
The declaration and payment of any future dividend, whether fixed, special, or variable, will remain at the full discretion of the Company’s Board of Directors and will depend upon the Company’s financial position, results of operations, cash flows, capital requirements, business conditions, future expectations, the requirements of applicable law, and other factors that the Company’s Board of Directors finds relevant at the time of considering any potential dividend declaration.