DEERFIELD — Caterpillar Inc. directors voted Wednesday to maintain the quarterly 86-cent-per-share dividend, the company said in a statement.

The cash payments are payable May 20 to shareholders as of the close of business on April 22.

The company touts having paid higher dividends annually for 25 consecutive years. Quarterly dividend payments have more than doubled since 2009, the company statement said.

A dividend has been paid annually since the company was formed, and one has been paid quarterly since 1933.