GE Says Has Potential To Return $90 Billion To Shareholders Through 2018

General Electric Co. has the potential to return more than $90 billion to investors through 2018 in the form of dividends, buybacks and other measures announced earlier Friday, according to its press release. The exit of most of GE Capital businesses is expected to release about $35 billion in dividends to GE, which would be allocated to its planned $50 billion share buyback. That is in addition to the impact of its plan to spin off its private label credit cards and retail finance businesses into a separate company to be called Synchrony Financial and ongoing dividends, said the release.

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