Reuters

(Reuters) - Payment processor Mastercard Inc <MA.N> said on Monday it would buy back up to $4 billion of its class A shares.

 

The new share repurchase program will be effective at the completion of the company's previously announced $4 billion share repurchase program, Mastercard said.

 

Under the previously announced buyback, the company has about $1.5 billion remaining, the statement added.

 

The company said it also increased its quarterly cash dividend to 25 cents per share, a 14 percent increase over the previous dividend of 22 cents a share.

 

Mastercard had 1.04 billion class A shares and 15.1 million class B shares as of Oct. 26. http://mstr.cd/2zMQTJQ

(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Cooney)