Bank of America Board Declares Dividends, Authorizes Buyback
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bank of America Corporation Board of Directors today declared a regular quarterly dividend on common stock of $0.64 per share, payable on September 26, 2008 to shareholders of record on September 5, 2008.
Separately, the board declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.75 on the 7 percent Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, Series B. The dividend is payable October 24, 2008 to shareholders of record on October 8, 2008.
The board also approved the repurchase of up to 75 million shares of common stock, authorizing management to spend up to $3.75 billion during the next 12 to 18 months. The program replaces the expiring January 2007 repurchase authorization of 200 million shares.
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