let me get this straight.....raise the dividend first then split? I think I would prefer having the split ASAP and then get the dividend raise. But....if the stock splits you will still get the same dividend, right? I think that is the way it was before. I would be happy with a stock dividend. That is a wonderful way to get more shares...and then get more dividends from those. I still would love to know the rational for not wanting a lower priced split. We were always happy with the low priced splits back in the olden days.