GE Board of Directors Authorizes Regular Quarterly Dividend
FAIRFIELD, Conn.--11 February 2011-- The Board of Directors of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) today authorized a regular quarterly dividend of .14 per outstanding share of the Company's common stock. The dividend is payable April 25, 2011 to shareowners of record at the close of business on February 28, 2011. The ex-dividend date is February 24, 2011.
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