Jacksonville, Florida-based Winn-Dixie Stores, one of the largest retail chains in the US, yesterday [Tuesday] declared a cash dividend of 5 cents per share on the Company’s common stock for the quarter ended 9 January 2002. 

The Board of Directors of declared that the dividend is payable on 15 February 2002, to shareholders of record at the close of business 1 February 2002.  

Al Rowland, President and CEO stated, “We are pleased to pay our first quarterly dividend after discontinuing our monthly payment schedule. 

“The declaration of the dividend by the Board is a vote of confidence that the Company is meeting its planned results.”