Aris Water Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: ARIS) (“Aris” or the “Company”) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a dividend on its Class A common stock for the fourth quarter of 2021 of $0.07 per share. In conjunction with the dividend payment, a distribution of $0.07 per unit will be paid to unit holders of Solaris Midstream Holdings, LLC. The dividend will be paid on January 27, 2022 to holders of record of the Company’s Class A common stock as of the close of business on January 6, 2022. The dividend equates to $0.09 per share for the fourth quarter of 2021 pro-rated for the period following completion of the Company’s initial public offering. The distribution to unit holders of Solaris Midstream Holdings, LLC will be subject to the same payment and record dates.
“Instituting our initial quarterly dividend is an important milestone for Aris,” said Amanda Brock, President and CEO of Aris. “The dividend initiation reflects the Board and Management’s confidence that we can return cash to our shareholders while also continuing to invest in high-return growth projects and manage our balance sheet. Our existing infrastructure, scale, and customer base underpins our free cash flow generation and provides us the flexibility for a balanced capital allocation framework.”
About Aris Water Solutions, Inc.
Aris Water Solutions, Inc. is a leading, growth-oriented environmental infrastructure and solutions company that directly helps its customers reduce their water and carbon footprints. Aris delivers full-cycle water handling and recycling solutions that increase the sustainability of energy company operations. Its integrated pipelines and related infrastructure create long-term value by delivering high-capacity, comprehensive produced water management, recycling and supply solutions to operators in the core areas of the Permian Basin. For more information about the Company, visit www.ariswater.com.
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