General Mills Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend

  General Mills Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend

              General Mills to Webcast Earnings Conference Call

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- December 11, 2012

The General Mills Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend at
the prevailing rate of $.33 per share, payable Feb. 1, 2013, to shareholders
of record Jan. 10, 2013. The current annualized dividend rate of $1.32 per
share is an 8 percent increase over dividends of $1.22 per share paid in
fiscal 2012. General Mills (NYSE:GIS) and its predecessor firm have now paid
dividends without reduction or interruption for 114 years.

General Mills plans to release its second-quarter fiscal 2013 results
Wednesday, December 19, 2012. In conjunction with that release, the company
will conduct a conference call for members of the investment community,
beginning at 8:30 a.m. EST (7:30 a.m. CST). The conference call will be
webcast and can be accessed on the Internet at www.generalmills.com.

Contact:

General Mills
Media:
Kirstie Foster, 763-764-6364
or
Analysts:
Kris Wenker, 763-764-2607
 
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