MORN Morningstar

Filed: 24 Feb 21, 5:16pm






Washington, D.C. 20549










Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 23, 2021



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


(State or other(Commission(I.R.S. Employer
jurisdictionFile Number)Identification No.) 
of incorporation)  


22 West Washington Street 
Chicago, Illinois60602
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)


(312) 696-6000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including
area code)



(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)




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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of Each ClassTrading SymbolName of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Common stock, no par valueMORNThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC








Item 8.01Other Events.


On February 23, 2021, Morningstar issued a press release announcing that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of 31.5 cents per share payable April 30, 2021 to shareholders of record as of April 9, 2021. A copy of the press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.  


Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.


Include the following information:


(d) Exhibits.


 Exhibit No. Description
 99.1 Press Release dated February 23, 2021 regarding quarterly dividend.
 104 The Cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K formatted in Inline XBRL (included as Exhibit 101).








Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: February 24, 2021By:/s/ Jason Dubinsky
  Jason Dubinsky
  Chief Financial Officer