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General Mills Quarterly Dividend Declared
Company Holds 82nd Annual Shareholders Meeting

MINNEAPOLIS, Sep 27, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

The General Mills Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend at the prevailing rate of $.28 per share, payable Nov. 1, 2010, to shareholders of record Oct. 11, 2010. General Mills (NYSE: GIS) and its predecessor firm have now paid dividends without reduction or interruption for 112 years.

In actions at General Mills' 82nd annual meeting held today in Minneapolis, shareholders elected the 14 directors nominated, approved the Executive Incentive Plan, ratified the appointment of KPMG LLP as the company's independent auditor, and provided an advisory vote supporting the company's executive compensation practices.

SOURCE: General Mills

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