MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The General Mills Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend at the prevailing rate of $0.49 per share, payable November 1, 2017, to shareholders of record as of October 10, 2017. General Mills (NYSE: GIS) and its predecessor company have paid dividends without interruption for 119 years.
In actions at the company's 89th annual meeting held today in Minneapolis, shareholders elected the 13 directors nominated, approved the stock compensation plan, cast an advisory vote approving the company's compensation for its named executive officers, cast an advisory vote recommending that future executive compensation votes occur annually, and ratified the appointment of KPMG LLP as the company's independent auditor for fiscal 2018.
About General Mills
General Mills is a leading global food company that serves the world by making food people love. Its brands include Cheerios, Annie's, Yoplait, Nature Valley, Fiber One, Häagen-Dazs, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Old El Paso, Wanchai Ferry, Yoki and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills generated fiscal 2017 consolidated net sales of US $15.6 billion, as well as another US $1.0 billion from its proportionate share of joint-venture net sales.
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