Russ Berrie Board Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Russ Berrie and Company, Inc.

    OAKLAND, N.J., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of RUSS
 BERRIE AND COMPANY, INC. (NYSE:   RUS) declared a quarterly cash dividend of
 $0.24 per common share, payable on June 8, 2001, to shareholders of record on
 May 25, 2001.
 
     Russ Berrie and Company, Inc., "The Gift Company For Today's Lifestyle,"
 designs, develops, and distributes approximately 6,000 seasonal and everyday
 gift products to retail stores in the United States and worldwide.  These
 products include stuffed animals, picture frames, candles, figurines and home
 decor gifts based on current fashions and trends.
 
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SOURCE Russ Berrie and Company, Inc.
    OAKLAND, N.J., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of RUSS
 BERRIE AND COMPANY, INC. (NYSE:   RUS) declared a quarterly cash dividend of
 $0.24 per common share, payable on June 8, 2001, to shareholders of record on
 May 25, 2001.
 
     Russ Berrie and Company, Inc., "The Gift Company For Today's Lifestyle,"
 designs, develops, and distributes approximately 6,000 seasonal and everyday
 gift products to retail stores in the United States and worldwide.  These
 products include stuffed animals, picture frames, candles, figurines and home
 decor gifts based on current fashions and trends.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X11568685
 
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