BURBANK, Calif., December 1, 2010 – The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) board today declared an annual cash dividend of $0.40 per share, up five cents from the previous year. The dividend is payable on January 18, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business December 13, 2010. The January dividend payment represents the 55th consecutive year of dividend payments to shareholders.
“The Walt Disney Company had a strong year both creatively and financially in 2010,” said Robert A. Iger, president and CEO, The Walt Disney Company. “We are pleased to be able to raise our shareholder dividend while continuing to invest for future growth.”
The Company also announced that it has scheduled its annual shareholders’ meeting for Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in Salt Lake City, Utah.
About The Walt Disney Company:
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. Disney is a Dow 30 company and had annual revenues of over $38 billion in its last fiscal year.
Forward Looking Statements:
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