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Brown Shoe Company Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Brown Shoe Company Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend16:05 EDT Wednesday, August 29, 2012 ST. LOUIS (Business Wire) -- Brown Shoe Company, Inc. (NYSE: BWS)( declared a quarterly dividend of $0.07 per share, payable October 1, 2012, to shareholders of record on September 14, 2012. This dividend will be the 359th consecutive quarterly dividend paid by the company. About Brown Shoe Company Brown Shoe Company is a $2.6 billion, global, footwear company that puts consumers and their needs first, by targeting the strategic Family, Healthy Living and Contemporary Fashion platforms. We have more than 130 years of experience, passion and product innovation and operate more than 1,300 Famous Footwear and Naturalizer retail stores across the United States, Canada and China. We also design, source and market many well-known wholesale shoe brands -- such as Naturalizer, Dr. Scholl's Shoes, LifeStride, Sam Edelman, Franco Sarto, Via Spiga, Vera Wang, Avia and Ryka -- across multiple distribution channels. In addition to our retail and wholesale operations, we maintain a strong online presence with our ecommerce sites,, and Visit to learn more about us. Brown Shoe Company: feel good and live better... feet first! Brown Shoe Company, Inc.Peggy Reilly Tharp,