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Washington Post (NYSE: GHC ) has become the latest company to pay out a special, "accelerated" dividend by year end to its shareholders, it announced in a press release. The media and publishing company will pay $9.80 per share, which is to cover the entirety of the company's fiscal 2013.
The dividend will be paid on Dec. 27 to shareholders of record as of the close of trading on Dec. 17. The payout matches that of the company's annual dividend payments in 2012.
The company's share price closed up $4.32 to $372.13 the day the special dividend was announced.