MasterCard’s Board of Directors Announces Increase in Quarterly Dividend and $2 Billion Class A Share Repurchase Program

  MasterCard’s Board of Directors Announces Increase in Quarterly Dividend and
  $2 Billion Class A Share Repurchase Program

Business Wire

PURCHASE, N.Y. -- February 5, 2013

MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE: MA) today announced that its Board of Directors
has increased the company’s quarterly cash dividend to 60 cents per share,
doubling the previous dividend level of 30 cents per share. The cash dividend
will be paid on May 9, 2013 to holders of record of its Class A common stock
and Class B common stock as of April 9, 2013.

The Board of Directors also approved a new share repurchase program
authorizing the company to repurchase up to $2 billion of its Class A common

The new share repurchase program will become effective at the completion of
the company’s previously announced $1.5 billion share repurchase program. As
of January 25, 2013, the company had approximately $440 million  remaining
under the current program authorization.

“Our strong financial performance allows us to increase the return of cash to
shareholders through our dividend and share repurchase programs. We remain
focused on executing our strategy and growing our business for the future,”
said Ajay Banga, MasterCard president and CEO.

Additionally, the company announced that its annual meeting of stockholders
will take place at its corporate headquarters on June 18, 2013 at 8:30 a.m.

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and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard’s
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unanticipated events. Such forward-looking statements include, without
limitation, those relating to the manner and amount of purchases by MasterCard
pursuant to its share repurchase program dependent upon price and market

Actual results may differ materially from such forward-looking statements for
a number of reasons, including those set forth in the company's filings with
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Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and the company's
Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K that have been
filed with the SEC during 2012 and 2013, as well as reasons including
difficulties, delays or the inability of the company to achieve its strategic
initiatives set forth above. Factors other than those listed above could also
cause the company's results to differ materially from expected results.


MasterCard Incorporated
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