Johnson & Johnson Announces Dividend Increase of 6.1%

            Johnson & Johnson Announces Dividend Increase of 6.1%

PR Newswire

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., April 24, 2014

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:
JNJ)today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a 6.1% increase
in the quarterly dividend rate, from $0.66 per share to $0.70 per share. The
increase was announced this morning at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders in
New Brunswick, NJ.

"In recognition of our 2013 results, strong financial position and confidence
in the future of Johnson & Johnson, the Board has voted to increase the
dividend for the 52nd consecutive year," said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of the Company.

At the new rate, the indicated dividend on an annual basis is $2.80 per share
compared to the previous rate of $2.64 per share. The next quarterly dividend
is payable on June 10, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business
on May 27, 2014. The ex-dividend date is May 22, 2014.

About Johnson & Johnson

Caring for the world, one person at a time…inspires and unites the people of
Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science - bringing innovative
ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people.
Our approximately 128,300 employees at more than 275 Johnson & Johnson
operating companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of
over a billion people every day, throughout the world.

SOURCE Johnson & Johnson

Website: http://www.jnj.com
Contact: Press Contact: Ernie Knewitz, (732) 524-6623, (917) 697-2318 (M);
Investor Contacts: Louise Mehrotra, (732) 524-6491, Lesley Fishman, (732)
524-3922
 
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