The Madeleine Brand Show for March 19, 2012

Apple announces plans to share dividends with shareholders

Apple Ipad

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A young girl holds an Apple iPad.

This morning, Apple announced its plans to share some of the $97 billion in its coffers by offering dividends with shareholders. Starting in July, the company will pay a quarterly dividend of $2.65 per share.

The company will also buy back $10 billion of its own shares over the next several years.

Adam Lashinsky, senior editor at Fortune Magazine, joins the show to discuss Apple's most recent decision.


Adam Lashinsky is a senior editor at Fortune Magazine and the author of the new book, "Inside Apple: How America's Most Admired – And Secretive – Company Really Works."

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