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Subject: Highest % dividend growth 2000-2005 Date: 8/23/2005 10:36 AM
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'Dividends on the S&P 500 have increased 37% in the past five years. The 30 companies on this list have been especially generous, boosting their payouts 87% on average over that span.'

Dividend
Price Current Growth
Company Ticker Per Share* Dividend 2000-2005 Yield

Abbott Laboratories ABT $45.49 $1.10 49% 2.42%
Allstate ALL 61.26 1.28 94 2.09
Altria Group MO 66.24 2.92 48 4.41
Amer Cap Strategies ACAS 37.48 3.00 52 8.00
Associated Banc-Corp ASBC 34.27 1.08 61 3.15
Bank of America BAC 44.66 2.00 94 4.48
Bemis BMS 28.05 0.72 50 2.57
CBL & Assoc Prop CBL 44.81 1.63 61 3.64
Citigroup C 44.53 1.76 239 3.95
City National CYN 73.30 1.44 106 1.96


Colgate-Palmolive CL 51.86 1.16 84 2.24
Comerica CMA 62.20 2.20 41 3.54
ConocoPhillips COP 62.23 1.24 82 1.99
Cullen/Frost Bankers CFR 49.09 1.20 58 2.44
Fidelity National Finl FNF 37.68 1.00 316 2.65
General Growth Prop GGP 44.35 1.44 112 3.25

Hibernia HIB 34.10 0.80 63 2.35
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 63.34 1.32 113 2.08
Kimco Realty KIM 61.98 2.44 38 3.94
Kinder Morgan Energy KMP 52.79 3.04 90 5.76
MBNA KRB 25.50 0.56 171 2.20
Masco MAS 33.54 0.80 63 2.39
Mercantile Bankshare MRBK 53.86 1.52 49 2.82
Oneok OKE 34.37 1.12 81 3.26
PPL PPL 60.85 1.84 76 3.02
Procter & Gamble PG 54.94 1.12 67 2.04
Simon Property Group SPG 77.22 2.80 39 3.63
South Financial Group TSFG 28.95 0.64 60 2.21
U.S. Bancorp USB 30.41 1.20 85 3.95
Unionbancal UB 70.87 1.64 64 2.31

*as of July 25.
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