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Press release from Business Wire

General Mills Quarterly Dividend Declared Company Holds 84th Annual Shareholders Meeting

Monday, September 24, 2012

General Mills Quarterly Dividend Declared Company Holds 84th Annual Shareholders Meeting16:07 EDT Monday, September 24, 2012 MINNEAPOLIS (Business Wire) -- The General Mills Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend at the prevailing rate of $0.33 per share, payable Nov. 1, 2012, to shareholders of record Oct. 10, 2012. General Mills (NYSE: GIS) and its predecessor firm have now paid dividends without reduction or interruption for 114 years. In actions at General Mills' 84th annual meeting held today in Minneapolis, shareholders elected the 13 directors nominated, cast an advisory vote on executive compensation, and ratified the appointment of KPMG LLP as the company's independent auditor. General Mills(Analysts)Kris Wenker, 763-764-2607or(Media)Kirstie Foster, 763-764-6364