This excerpt taken from the GIS 8-K filed Jun 29, 2005.
Dividend Increased to $1.32 Annualized Rate
As previously announced on June 27, 2005, the General Mills Board of Directors declared a 6 percent increase in the quarterly dividend payable August 1, 2005, to shareholders of record July 11, 2005. The new annualized rate is $1.32 per share. General Mills and its predecessor firm have paid dividends without interruption or reduction for 106 years.