Microsoft announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.13 per share. The dividend is payable Sept. 10, 2009, to shareholders of record on Aug. 20, 2009. The ex-dividend date will be Aug. 18, 2009. The board also passed a resolution recommending that the company’s shareholders approve amendments to Microsoft’s articles of incorporation to give shareholders representing 25 percent or more of outstanding shares the right to call special shareholder meetings.
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