THOMASVILLE, GA—The board of directors of Flowers Foods (NYSE: FLO) today announced a quarterly dividend of $.20 per share. This action renews the annual dividend rate of $.80. The dividend is payable on March 17, 2011, to shareholders of record on March 3, 2011.
Headquartered in Thomasville, Ga., Flowers Foods is one of the nation's leading producers and marketers of packaged bakery foods for retail and foodservice customers. Among the company’s top brands are Nature's Own, Whitewheat, Cobblestone Mill, Blue Bird, and Mrs. Freshley's. Flowers operates 40 bakeries that are among the most efficient in the baking industry. Flowers Foods produces, markets, and distributes fresh bakery products that are delivered to customers daily through a direct-store-delivery system serving the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southwest as well as select markets in California and Nevada. The company also produces and distribut es fresh snack cakes and frozen breads and rolls nationally through warehouse distribution.
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