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March 24, 2005 (Lake Forest, Illinois ) The Board of Directors of CNH Global N.V. (NYSE:CNH) has recommended a dividend of $.25 per share for the year 2004.  Payment of the dividend is subject to approval at the Annual Shareholders Meeting, which will be held on May 3, 2005, at the company's registered offices in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  If approved, the dividend will be payable on May 31, 2005 to shareholders of record at close of business on May 24, 2005. 




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