Disney board boosts dividend, elects new directors
Reuters - 12/2/05

Disney board boosts dividend, elects new directors
LOS ANGELES, Dec 2 (Reuters) - The Walt Disney Co. Board of Directors on Friday announced they have raised the company's annual cash dividend by 12.5 percent over last year's dividend to 27 cents per share.

The dividend is payable on Jan. 6, 2006, to shareholders of record at the close of business December 12, 2005.

The company also said the board had elected John E. Pepper, Jr., former chairman and chief executive of Procter & Gamble and Orin C. Smith, former president and CEO of Starbucks Corp. as two new independent directors, effective Jan. 1, 2006.
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