Dividend Changes to Know Now: RAIT Financial Trust, Agnico-Eagle Mines, Evans Bancorp, Pier 1 Imports, CVS Caremark

RAIT Financial Trust (NYSE:RAS): RAIT Financial raises Q4 dividend on common shares. RAIT Financial Trust announced that on December 12, RAIT’s Board of Trustees declared a Q4 cash dividend on RAIT’s common shares of 10c per common share, representing an 11% increase from the prior quarter’s dividend of 9c per common share and a 67% increase from the 4Q11 dividend of 6c per common share. The dividend will be paid on January 31, 2013 to holders of record on January 16, 2013. The ex-dividend date is January 14, 2013.

Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd. (NYSE:AEM): Agnico-Eagle increases quarterly dividend 10% to 22c. Agnico-Eagle has approved a 10% increase in the quarterly cash dividend to 22x per common share. The next quarterly dividend will be paid on March 15, 2013 to shareholders of record as of March 1, 2013.

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Evans Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EVBN): Evans Bancorp increases dividend 9% to 24c, accelerates payment. Evans Bancorp announced today that its board has declared a cash dividend of 24c per share on its outstanding common stock, a 9% increase from its previous 22c per share dividend paid on October 9. The dividend is payable on December 31 to shareholders of record as of December 21. The cash dividend represents an accelerated payment of the company’s semi-annual dividend scheduled to be paid in April 2013.

Pier 1 Imports Inc. (NYSE:PIR): Pier 1 Imports increases quarterly dividend by 25% to 5c per share. The dividend will be paid on January 390, 2013 to shareholders of record on January 16, 2013.

CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE:CVS): CVS Caremark increases quarterly dividend by 38% to 22.5c. The dividend is payable on February 4, 2013 to holders of record on January 24, 2013.

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