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Fortis Inc. shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and trade under the symbol FTS.


MILLIONS 2016 2015 2014
Revenue $6,838 $6,757 $5,401
Cash flow from operations $1,884 $1,673 $982
Net earnings attributable to common equity shareholders $585 $728 $317
Basic earnings per common share $1.89 $2.61 $1.41
Adjusted earnings $721 $589 $394
Adjusted earnings per common share $2.33 $2.11 $1.75
Dividend paid per common share $1.53 $1.40 $1.28
Assets $47,904 $28,804 $26,233


The setting of dividend record dates and the declaration and payment of dividends are subject to the Board of Directors’ approval.

All dividends paid by the Corporation on its common shares and preference shares in the current fiscal year have been, or will be, designated as “eligible dividends” for the purpose of entitling shareholders of the Corporation to a higher dividend tax credit in accordance with certain amendments to the Income Tax Act (Canada) and, where applicable, similar provisions of provincial or territorial income tax legislation.

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  • Common Share (FTS)
  • Dividend $0.40 $0.40 - -
    Payment Date Mar 1 Jun 1 Sep 1 Dec 1
    Record Date Feb 16 May 19 Aug 21 Nov 20
    Share Purchase Plan Deadline Feb 24 May 29 Aug 29 Nov 28
  • Series F First Preference Share (FTS.PR.F)
  • Series G First Preference Share (FTS.PR.G)
  • Series H First Preference Share (FTS.PR.H)
  • Series I First Preference Share (FTS.PR.I)
  • Series J First Preference Share (FTS.PR.J)
  • Series K First Preference Share (FTS.PR.K)
  • Series M First Preference Shares (FTS.PR.M)

Dividend History


(1) 2010 to current year calculated using US GAAP; prior to 2010, calculated using Canadian GAAP

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Fortis Inc. Common Share Dividend History*

Year Declaration Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Payment Date Quarterly Dividend Annual Dividend
2016  Sep 27 Nov 16 Nov 18 Dec 1 $0.4000 $1.5250
   Jul 28 Aug 17 Aug 19 Sep 1 $0.3750  
   Feb 17 May 16 May 18 Jun 1 $0.3750  
   Dec 16
Feb 12 Feb 17 Mar 1 $0.3750
2015 Sep 29 Nov 16 Nov 18 Dec 1 $0.3750 $1.3950
  May 6 Aug 17 Aug 19 Sep 1 $0.3400  
  Feb 18 May 14 May 19 Jun 1 $0.3400  
  Dec 17
Feb 12 Feb 17 Mar 1 $0.3400  

* Adjusted for 4-for-1 stock split in October 2005 and Newfoundland Power’s 2-for-1 stock split in 1985. Newfoundland Power Common Shares were exchanged on a 1-for-1 basis for Fortis Inc. Common Shares in 1987.

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Preference Shares

The First Preference Shares of Fortis Inc. are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX).

Issue Ticker Symbol Rate Per Annum* Description Par Redemption Dates
Series F FTS.PR.F $1.2250 Cumulative Redeemable $25.00 Dec 1, 2015
Series G FTS.PR.G $0.9708 Cumulative Redeemable 5-yr Fixed Rate Reset $25.00 Sep 1, 2018
Series H FTS.PR.H $0.6250 Cumulative Redeemable 5-yr Fixed Rate Reset $25.00 Jun 1, 2020
Series I FTS.PR.I 3-mth T-Bill rate + 1.45% Cumulative Redeemable Floating Rate $25.00 Jun 1, 2020
Series J FTS.PR.J $1.1875 Cumulative Redeemable $25.00 Dec 1, 2017
Series K FTS.PR.K $1.0000 Cumulative Redeemable 5-yr Fixed Rate Reset $25.00 Mar 1, 2019
Series M FTS.PR.M $1.0250 Cumulative Redeemable 5-yr Fixed Rate Reset $25.00 Dec 1, 2019

*Except the Series I dividend rate which will be reset every quarter based on the applicable 3-month Government of Canada Treasury Bill rate plus 1.45%.

Share Plans

Fortis Inc. offers a Dividend Reinvestment Plan (“DRIP”) to Common Shareholders as a convenient method of increasing their investments in the Corporation. The DRIP offers a 2% discount on the purchase of common shares, issued from treasury, with the reinvested dividends. The discount does not apply to optional share purchases under the DRIP.

(Offered to Registered Shareholders. Residents of the United States are not eligible to participate.)

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Fortis Inc. also offers a Consumer Share Purchase Plan (“CSPP”). Under the CSPP, common shares are acquired from the Corporation at 100% of the Average Market Price. CSPP participants may transfer to the DRIP following their initial purchase to avail of the 2% discount offered in the DRIP.

(Offered to Residents of Newfoundland & Labrador and Prince Edward Island.)


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