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General Mills Board Of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The General Mills Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend at the prevailing rate of $.41 per share, payable Feb. 2, 2015, to shareholders of record Jan. 12, 2015.  The current annualized dividend rate of $1.64 per share is a 6 percent increase over the dividend rate of $1.55 per share in fiscal 2014.  General Mills (NYSE: GIS) and its predecessor firm have now paid dividends without reduction or interruption for 116 years.

General Mills is one of the world's leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries. Its brands include Cheerios, Fiber One, Haagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, and Wanchai Ferry. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2012 worldwide sales of US $16.7 billion.

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