MIAMI, June 1, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On April 21, 2006, Carnival
Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL) (NYSE: CUK) announced a quarterly cash
dividend of 25 (U.S.) cents per share. The dividend is payable on June 9,
2006, to shareholders of record on May 19, 2006.
Holders of Carnival Corporation common stock or Carnival plc ADSs will
receive a dividend payable in U.S. dollars. The dividend for Carnival plc
ordinary shares will be payable in sterling unless shareholders elected to
receive the dividend in U.S. dollars by May 19, 2006.
Dividends payable in sterling will be converted from U.S. dollars at the
exchange rate quoted by the Bank of England in London at 12 noon on June 1,
2006 (US$1 = 53.65095 pence). Accordingly, the dividend payable in sterling on
June 9, 2006, will be 13.41274 pence per share.
Carnival Corporation & plc is the largest cruise vacation group in the
world, with a portfolio of 12 cruise brands in North America, Europe and
Australia, comprised of Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess
Cruises, Seabourn Cruise Line, Windstar Cruises, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises,
Cunard Line, Ocean Village, P&O Cruises, Swan Hellenic, and P&O Cruises
Together, these brands operate 80 ships totaling approximately 141,000
lower berths with 14 new ships scheduled to enter service between June 2006
and fall 2009. Carnival Corporation & plc also operates the leading tour
companies in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon, Holland America Tours and Princess
Tours. Traded on both the New York and London Stock Exchanges, Carnival
Corporation & plc is the only group in the world to be included in both the
S&P 500 and the FTSE 100 indices.
SOURCE Carnival Corporation & plc
CONTACT: Media (U.S.),
Tim Gallagher, Carnival Corporation & plc,
+1-305-599-2600, ext. 16000; or
Sophie Fitton or Sarah Lindgreen,
both of Brunswick Group,
+011-44-20-7404-5959, for Carnival; or
Relations (U.S. and UK),
Beth Roberts, Carnival Corporation & plc,