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Molson Coors Suspends Quarterly Dividend, Furloughs Employees

Molson Coors Beverage said that it has suspended quarterly dividends for fiscal 2020 and furloughed some employees in Europe and North America, as the Coors Light beer maker looks to save cash amid the coronavirus crisis.

Liquor companies are among the worst-hit from the fallout of the pandemic, as pubs and restaurants remain closed or are operating in limited capacity across the globe to curb the spread of the virus.

Molson Coors will also cut capital expenditure by about $200 million, reduce marketing expenses and limit the number of new hires, while also evaluating various European government liquidity programs.

Molson Coors Canada also suspended its regular quarterly dividends for fiscal 2020.

News by Reuters, edited by Donna Ahern, Checkout. Click subscribe to sign up for the Checkout print edition.

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