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39 European Dividend Aristocrats for International Income Growth

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Most income investors are already familiar with the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, a group of 53 American companies that have increased dividends at least 25 years in a row. As a group, these have been solid holdings for long-term investors, outperforming both the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average over the past decade.

But they’re not the only dividend royalty on the planet. Far from it.

There’s also a collection of 39 stocks across the pond that have earned the title of European Dividend Aristocrats. These don’t have quite the same dividend longevity of their American counterparts, with the index requiring a minimum of just 10 consecutive increases to their annual payouts. But they do have a leg up on the U.S. Aristocrats – they tend to yield more, offering 3% as a group versus just 2.5% for the American Aristocrats.

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Here’s a look at each of these lesser-known (but still very dependable) European Dividend Aristocrats:

SEE ALSO: 53 Best Dividend Stocks for 2018 and Beyond

Data is as of July 16, 2018. Stocks were members of the S&P Europe 350 Dividend Aristocrat index as of July 11, 2018. Companies listed in alphabetical order. Yields represent the trailing 12-month yield, which is a standard measure for international stocks. Dividends on some international stocks may be taxed at a higher rate; however, the IRS offers a foreign tax credit that investors can use to offset taxes collected by foreign governments.

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