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Harley-Davidson, Inc. Doubles Quarterly Dividend
PR Newswire/Yahoo ^ | 12/2/03

Posted on 12/05/2003 11:12:49 AM PST by martin_fierro

Harley-Davidson, Inc. Doubles Quarterly Dividend

Friday December 5, 10:17 am ET

MILWAUKEE, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HDI - News) announced today that its Board of Directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of 8 cents per share, payable December 29, 2003 to shareholders of record as of December 15, 2003. This represents a 100 percent increase over the last quarterly dividend.

"The recent change in tax law has increased the attractiveness of dividends as a way of sharing the success of the Company with our shareholders," said Jeffrey L. Bleustein, chairman and chief executive officer of Harley-Davidson, Inc.

The Company currently has approximately 302 million shares of common stock outstanding.

Harley-Davidson, Inc. is the parent company for the group of companies doing business as Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Buell Motorcycle Company and Harley-Davidson Financial Services, Inc. Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the only major U.S.-based motorcycle manufacturer, produces heavyweight motorcycles and offers a complete line of motorcycle parts, accessories, apparel, and general merchandise. Buell Motorcycle Company produces sport motorcycles in addition to motorcycle parts, accessories and apparel. Harley-Davidson Financial Services, Inc. provides wholesale and retail financing and insurance programs to Harley-Davidson dealers and customers.

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Source: Harley-Davidson, Inc.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Hobbies; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: dividend; harleydavidson

1 posted on 12/05/2003 11:12:50 AM PST by martin_fierro
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2 posted on 12/05/2003 11:13:43 AM PST by martin_fierro (Ohhh... ehhh... ┐Peeka Panish?)
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To: martin_fierro
Do you have any Harley stock?
3 posted on 12/05/2003 11:47:46 AM PST by blackie
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To: blackie
Nope! At least, not that I know of (mutual funds). So my Journalistic Integrity is intact.
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4 posted on 12/05/2003 12:06:24 PM PST by martin_fierro (Ohhh... ehhh... ┐Peeka Panish?)
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To: martin_fierro
We have Mutual Funds also. :)
5 posted on 12/05/2003 12:12:08 PM PST by blackie
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To: martin_fierro
Woohoo!
6 posted on 12/05/2003 9:04:45 PM PST by BikerNYC
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To: martin_fierro
Dividends: An idea whose time has come (again).
7 posted on 12/05/2003 11:37:58 PM PST by pt17
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