UFA shared big news today announcing a historic patronage dividend of $28 million back to its membership and fully opening two new locations in Saskatchewan!
The co-operative has consistently delivered patronage to its members, this marks the sixth consecutive year of increased patronage and a 56 per cent increase over last year.
"One of the primary benefits to being a co-operative member is patronage, and this year’s patronage dividend is truly significant. We have expanded our patronage program to reward our membership by paying on more categories of purchases. More products our members use daily on their farm, ranch, or for their business now earn them patronage rewards. We are proud to grow and deliver patronage consistently. At UFA, members can count on their co-operative and on patronage," said Scott Bolton, President and CEO, UFA.
With a minimum $5,000 purchased in 2022, Patronage will be paid on Clear and Dyed Dieselex® Gold (6 cents per litre), Clear and Dyed Diesel (5 cents per litre), Clear and Dyed Gasoline (1 cent per litre), and 3 per cent on most other purchases, excluding Micro Beef, crop nutrition (i.e. bulk fertilizer and micro-nutrients) and leased purchases.
"We believe good business is rooted in investing in good relationships and consistently rewarding our membership with a growing patronage dividend demonstrates our commitment. We take great pride in our patronage program. As owners of UFA, our success is truly our members' reward," said Kevin Hoppins, Board Chair, UFA.
UFA had a very strong fiscal year. In addition to the $28 million patronage dividend, it reported $2.4 billion in financial revenues and $157 million in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA).
In addition to the $28 million patronage announcement, UFA shared that it officially opened its doors in Weyburn and Yorkton. These sites are part of the expansion of UFA's petroleum business into key markets in central and eastern Saskatchewan. The co-operative also announced Dunmore and Saskatoon as the next locations in UFA's expansion strategy.
Read the full Press Release with all of today's exciting announcements here!