March 7 (Reuters) - Aecon Group Inc:
* Aecon reports 2016 results including record revenue of $3.2 billion and increase in annual dividend
* Backlog as at Dec 31, 2016 of $4,204 million compares to backlog of $3,261 million as at December 31, 2015
* Board of directors approved an increase in annual dividend to 50 cents per share from 46 cents per share
* " Overall outlook for 2017 remains generally positive"
* Qtrly earnings per share - diluted $0.43
* Qtrly adjusted earnings per share – diluted $0.43 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: