HP Board Declares Regular Dividend
PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 19, 2001
The board of directors of Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HWP) today declared a regular cash dividend of 8 cents per share on the company's common stock. The dividend, the second in HP's fiscal year 2001, is payable on April 11, 2001, to shareholders of record as of March 21, 2001.
As of Oct. 31, 2000, the end of the company's fiscal year, HP had approximately 2 billion shares of common stock outstanding.
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