Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

  Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- December 21, 2012

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) announced today that its Board of Directors
has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.22 per common share. The dividend
is payable on February 25, 2013 to stockholders of record as of the close of
business on January 25, 2013. As of November 25, 2012, the Company had
98,046,283 shares of common stock outstanding.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a specialty retailer of high-quality products for the
home. These products, representing eight distinct merchandise strategies –
Williams-Sonoma (cookware and wedding registry), Pottery Barn (furniture and
wedding registry), Pottery Barn Kids (kids' furniture and baby registry),
PBteen (girls’ bedding and boys’ bedding), West Elm (modern furniture and room
decor), Williams-Sonoma Home (luxury furniture and decorative accessories),
Rejuvenation (lighting and hardware) and Mark and Graham (personalized gifts
and gifts for the home) – are marketed through 584 stores, eight direct mail
catalogs and seven e-commerce websites. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. currently
operates in the United States and Canada, offers international shipping to
customers worldwide, and franchises its brands throughout the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates.


Julie P. Whalen, (415) 616-8524
EVP, Chief Financial Officer
Stephen C. Nelson, (415) 616-8754
VP, Investor Relations
Gabrielle L. Rabinovitch, (415) 616-7727
Director, Investor Relations
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