This excerpt taken from the DIS 10-Q filed May 9, 2006.
The Company declared a $519 million dividend ($0.27 per share) on December 1, 2005 related to fiscal 2005, which was paid on January 6, 2006 to shareholders of record on December 12, 2005. The Company paid a $490 million dividend ($0.24 per share) during the second quarter of fiscal 2005 related to fiscal 2004.
During the six months ended April 1, 2006, the Company repurchased 67 million shares of Disney common stock for approximately $1.7 billion, of which 18 million shares for approximately $0.5 billion were purchased in the second quarter. As of April 1, 2006, the Company had authorization in place to repurchase approximately 382 million additional shares. The repurchase program does not have an expiration date.
THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(unaudited; tabular dollars in millions, except for per share data)