DUBLIN, Ohio, August 2, 2006 - Cardinal Health, the leading provider of products and services supporting the health-care industry, today announced the company’s 88th consecutive regular quarterly dividend. The dividend of $0.09 per common share, without par value, is payable on October 15, 2006 to shareholders of record on October 1, 2006. Cardinal Health had approximately 405 million shares outstanding as of July 31, 2006.
About Cardinal Health
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a $75 billion, global company serving the health-care industry with a broad portfolio of products and services. Through its diverse offering, Cardinal Health delivers integrated health-care solutions that help customers reduce their costs, improve efficiency and deliver better care to patients. The company manufactures, packages and distributes pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, offers a range of clinical services and develops automation products that improve the management and delivery of supplies and medication for hospitals, physician offices and pharmacies. Ranked No. 19 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs more than 55,000 people on six continents. More information about the company may be found at www.cardinalhealth.com.