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Press release from Business Wire

General Mills Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend

<p class='bwalignc'> <b>General Mills to Webcast Earnings Conference Call</b> </p>

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

General Mills Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend16:16 EST Tuesday, December 13, 2011 MINNEAPOLIS (Business Wire) -- The General Mills Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend at the prevailing rate of $.305 per share, payable Feb. 1, 2012, to shareholders of record Jan. 10, 2012. The current annualized dividend rate of $1.22 per share is a 9 percent increase over dividends of $1.12 per share paid in fiscal 2011. General Mills (NYSE:GIS) and its predecessor firm have now paid dividends without reduction or interruption for 113 years. General Mills plans to release its second-quarter fiscal 2012 results Tuesday, December 20, 2011. In conjunction with that release, the company will conduct a conference call for members of the investment community, beginning at 8:30 a.m. EST (7:30 a.m. CST). The conference call will be webcast and can be accessed on the Internet at General MillsMedia:Kirstie Foster, 763-764-6364orAnalysts:Kris Wenker, 763-764-2607