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Legg Mason Announces Acceleration Of Payment Of Quarterly Dividend

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Legg Mason Announces Acceleration Of Payment Of Quarterly Dividend16:30 EST Wednesday, December 12, 2012BALTIMORE, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE: LM) announced today that its Board of Directors approved an amendment to the payment date for the Company's quarterly cash dividend on its common stock in the amount of $0.11 per share.  The dividend was previously declared by the Company on October 26, 2012. The dividend will now be payable on December 28, 2012, rather than the previously announced payment date of January 7, 2013. No changes have been made to the record date, December 12, 2012, or amount of this previously declared quarterly cash dividend. This action reflects Legg Mason's ongoing commitment to return capital to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases. About Legg MasonLegg Mason is a global asset management firm, with $648 billion in assets under management at November 30, 2012.  The Company provides active asset management in major investment centers throughout the world. Legg Mason is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, and its common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: LM).SOURCE Legg Mason, Inc.For further information: Investors: Alan Magleby, +1-410-454-5246, afmagleby@leggmason.com; or Media: Mary Athridge, +1-212-805-6035, mkathridge@leggmason.com