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Autodesk Announces Quarterly Dividend

Jun 28, 2001
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Jun 28, 2001 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADSK) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share on its Common Stock. The dividend is payable July 20, 2001 to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 6, 2001.

As of April 30, 2001, the Company had $395 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities and approximately 53.9 million shares of common stock outstanding. Autodesk reported net income of $28 million, or earnings per diluted share of $0.50, on net revenues of $246 million for the first fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2001.

    About Autodesk
Autodesk (Nasdaq:ADSK) is the world's leading design software and digital content company. Founded in 1982, Autodesk provides design software, Internet portal services, wireless development platforms, and point-of-location applications that empower more than four million customers in over 150 countries to drive business and remain competitive. For more information, contact any Authorized Autodesk Reseller, call Autodesk at 800/964-6432, or visit Discreet(TM) product information is available at 800/869-3504 or via the Web at

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