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The New York Times > Technology > Microsoft to Pay Stockholders Special One-Time Dividend

The New York Times > Technology > Microsoft to Pay Stockholders Special One-Time Dividend: "July 21, 2004
Microsoft to Pay Stockholders Special One-Time Dividend
By GARY RIVLIN

Microsoft, with more than $50 billion on hand, announced yesterday that it would bestow on its shareholders a special one-time dividend of $3 a share, a payout worth $32 billion.
Although other companies have paid special dividends in the past, the size of Microsoft's payout is far and away the largest cash grant in corporate history. "

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