The General Mills Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend at the prevailing rate of $.33 per share, payable Feb. 1, 2013, to shareholders of record Jan. 10, 2013. The current annualized dividend rate of $1.32 per share is an 8 percent increase over dividends of $1.22 per share paid in fiscal 2012. General Mills (NYSE:GIS) and its predecessor firm have now paid dividends without reduction or interruption for 114 years. General Mills plans to release its second-quarter fiscal 2013 results Wednesday, December 19, 2012. 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 www.generalmills.com.