News Room

February 12, 2016

NextEra Energy board declares quarterly dividend

JUNO BEACH, Fla. – The board of directors of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) today declared a regular quarterly common stock dividend of 87 cents per share, up 13 percent versus the prior-year comparable quarterly dividend. This increase is consistent with the plan announced in 2015 of targeting 12 to 14 percent annual growth in dividends per share, off a 2015 base, and targeting a 65 percent payout ratio, expressed relative to adjusted earnings per share, by 2018. The dividend is payable on March 15, 2016, to shareholders of record on Feb. 26, 2016.


NextEra Energy, Inc.

NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) is a leading clean energy company with consolidated revenues of approximately $17.5 billion, approximately 46,400 megawatts of generating capacity, which includes megawatts associated with noncontrolling interests related to NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:NEP), and approximately 14,300 employees in 27 states and Canada as of year-end 2015. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla., NextEra Energy’s principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which serves more than 4.8 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the United States, and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. Through its subsidiaries, NextEra Energy generates clean, emissions-free electricity from eight commercial nuclear power units in Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin. NextEra Energy has been recognized often by third parties for its efforts in sustainability, corporate responsibility, ethics and compliance, and diversity, and has been ranked in the top 10 worldwide for innovativeness and community responsibility as part of Fortune’s 2015 list of “World's Most Admired Companies.” For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites:,,