WILMINGTON, Del., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DuPont (NYSE: DD) declared a first quarter common stock dividend of 41 cents per share, payable March 12, to stockholders of record Feb. 12. This dividend is the same as what was paid in the fourth quarter 2009. This is the 422nd consecutive quarterly dividend since the company's first dividend in the fourth quarter of 1904.
Regular quarterly dividends of $1.12-1/2 per share on the $4.50 series preferred stock and 87-1/2 cents per share on the $3.50 series preferred stock also were declared, both payable April 23, 2010, to stockholders of record April 9, 2010.
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