INdeed--that is why is said "pretty much" guaranteed. Perhaps a bit oxymoronic. Fact is they have a history or maintinaing or increasing divvy's and their rpess relase said they expected tomaintain the basic divy of $5.60 per share plus bonuses. That is what has happend this year with a bonsu of $1.25 per share. Very healthy income stream....and yes as the caveats say "past history is no guarantee of future performaqnce."
For those who want the bonus dividiend for 2004 they have to pull the trigger right now.