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Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

Monday, October 01, 2012

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend17:00 EDT Monday, October 01, 2012 SAN FRANCISCO (Business Wire) -- Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.22 per common share. The dividend is payable on November 23, 2012 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on October 26, 2012. As of August 26, 2012, the Company had 98,425,880 shares of common stock outstanding. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a specialty retailer of high-quality products for the home. These products, representing seven distinct merchandise strategies – Williams-Sonoma (cookware and wedding registry), Pottery Barn (furniture and bridal registry), Pottery Barn Kids (kids' furniture and baby registry), PBteen (girls' bedding and boys' bedding), West Elm (modern furniture and room decor), Williams-Sonoma Home (luxury furniture and decorative accessories) and Rejuvenation (lighting and hardware) – are marketed through 579 stores, seven direct mail catalogs and six e-commerce websites. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. currently operates in the United States and Canada, offers international shipping to customers worldwide, and franchises its brands throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates. WILLIAMS-SONOMA, INC.Julie P. Whalen, (415) 616-8524EVP, Chief Financial Officer-or-Stephen C. Nelson, (415) 616-8754VP, Investor Relations-or-Gabrielle L. Rabinovitch, (415) 616-7727Manager, Investor Relations