Sempra Energy’s board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 63 cents per share of common stock. The dividend is payable Oct. 15 to shareholders of record on Sept. 27.

San Diego-based Sempra, the area’s second largest company based on market capitalization, had total revenue last year of about $10 billion. Its companies, including San Diego Gas & Electric, have about 17,000 employees.

In other news, Sempra said it was selected for the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the third year in a row, and for the first time was added to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index.

The indices track the financial performance of companies that lead their respective industries in managing economic, environmental and social issues, Sempra said.

Sempra said since 2005 its companies have made more than $20 billion in capital investments, many of which expanded cleaner-burning natural gas and renewable energy infrastructure.

— SDBJ Staff Report