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September 20, 2011 at 3:14 PM

Microsoft increases quarterly dividend by 25 percent

Microsoft announced today that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 20 cents per share, reflecting a 4-cent, or 25 percent, increase over the previous quarter’s dividend.

The dividend is payable Dec. 8, 2011 to shareholders of record on Nov. 17, 2011, according to a company news release.

Financial analysts had been expecting the company to announce to an increase in its quarterly dividend.

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