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McCormick Announces Increase in Quarterly Dividend

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

McCormick Announces Increase in Quarterly Dividend17:15 EST Tuesday, November 22, 2011 SPARKS, Md. (Business Wire) -- The Board of Directors of McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) today declared an increase in the quarterly dividend from $0.28 to $0.31 per share on its common stocks, payable January 13, 2012 to shareholders of record December 30, 2011. This marks the 26th consecutive year that the Company has increased its quarterly dividend. Alan D. Wilson, Chairman, President & CEO, said, “Each year since 1925, McCormick shareholders have participated in the Company's success through dividend payments. We are delivering high performance and in the past decade, have increased the dividend at an 11% compound annual growth rate.” About McCormick McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor. With more than $3 billion in annual sales, the Company manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry – retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. McCormick Brings Passion to Flavor.™ To learn more please visit us at McCormick & Company, IncorporatedCorporate Communications:Lori Robinson,