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The Washington Post Company Declares Increased Quarterly Dividend

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 17, 2008--The Washington Post Company (NYSE:WPO) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved an increase in the annual dividend rate on the company's common stock, from $8.20 to $8.60 per share.

The dividend for the first quarter of 2008, $2.15 per share, is payable on February 8, 2008, to shareholders of record on January 28, 2008.

CONTACT: The Washington Post Company
Rima Calderon, 202-334-6617

SOURCE: The Washington Post Company