Vodafone, Verizon Communications Get $8.5 Billion Dividend

Vodafone, Verizon Communications Get $8.5 Billion Dividend

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Vodafone Group Plc and Verizon Communications Inc., co-owners of Verizon Wireless, will get an $8.5 billion dividend from the venture by the end of 2012, the second straight year the unpredictable windfall will be paid.