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List of Dividend Aristocrats from 1989 to 2014

The image below shows what corporations are included in the Dividend Aristocrat index year by year since 1989.  The criteria for inclusion in the Dividend Aristocrat index are:

  1. Be a Member of the S&P500
  2. 25+ years of increasing dividends
  3. Meet minimum float adjusted market cap and liquidity requirements (see S&P for more info).

Dividend Aristocrats:  1989 to 2014

Dividend Aristocrats Year by Year

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This information was compiled from various secondary sources.  They are listed below:

1989 – 2004: Dividend Growth Investor
2005: Crossing Wall Street
2006: Achieving Prosperity: A Realistic, Ethical Guide to Building Wealth by Todd Lipscomb
2007: Seeking Alpha
2008: Five Cent Nickel
2009: S&P500 Dividend Aristocrats, December 2008, page 12
2010: S&P500 Dividend Aristocrats, January 2010
2011: Dividend Growth Investor
2012: Forbes
2013: The Passive Income Earner
2014: Dividend Aristocrat Stocks


I could not find original sources for most years. There may be transcription errors. In a later post I will analyze why each stock was removed from the list, and tackle oddities like removing and adding back NUE.

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