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Lake Forest, Illinois (April 26, 2004) At today's Annual General Meeting, the shareholders of CNH Global N.V. (NYSE:CNH) approved the dividend recommended by the company's Board of Directors. The 2003 annual dividend of $. 25 per share of common stock will be payable on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 to shareholders of record at close of business on Tuesday, May 18, 2004.


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