H.J. Heinz Company (ticker: HNZ, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N))
News Release -
H. J. Heinz Company Announces Quarterly Dividend
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 13, 2000 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of H. J.
Heinz Company (NYSE: HNZ), at a meeting on December 13, 2000, declared the
quarterly dividend of:
39-1/4 cents per share on the company's 25 cent par value Common Stock
payable January 10, 2001 to shareholders of record at the close of business on
December 25, 2000.
42-1/2 cents per share on the company's Third Cumulative Preferred Stock,
$1.70 First Series, payable January 1, 2001 to shareholders of record at the
close of business on December 25, 2000.
ABOUT HEINZ: With sales over US$9 billion, H. J. Heinz Company is one of
the world's leading marketers of branded foods to consumers everywhere,
whether in supermarkets, restaurants or on the go. Its 50 companies operate
in some 200 countries, with more than 20 power brands, including the Heinz
brand with nearly $3 billion in annual sales. Among the company's famous
brands are Heinz, StarKist, Ore-Ida, 9-Lives, Wattie's, Plasmon, Farley's,
Smart Ones, The Budget Gourmet, Bagel Bites, John West, Petit Navire, Kibbles
'n Bits, Pounce, Pup-Peroni, Orlando, ABC, Olivine, Juran and Pudliszki.
Heinz also uses the famous brands Weight Watchers, Boston Market and Linda
McCartney under license. Information on Heinz is available at
SOURCE H. J. Heinz Company
CONTACT: MEDIA: Ted Smyth, SVP-Corp. & Govt. Affairs, 412-456-5780;
Debbie Foster, Director-Corp. Comm., 412-456-5778; or Jack Kennedy, GM-
Strategic Comm., 412-456-5923; INVESTORS: Jack Runkel, VP-Investor Relations,
412-456-6034, all of Heinz/