Last year dividend announcement was on Friday 12/18/2009.
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Yes, when they announce the dividend, they will also announce the ex-div and payable dates. Come on $1.40!!!
Techically they do not annouce ex-dix date. The company announces record and payable date. The exchanges set the ex-div date. there are a variety of reasons for the exchnages setting the ex-div date.
When they do the 'announcement', is that also the time when they tell what the 'ex-dividend' date will be ? Thanks.