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LAKE FOREST, Ill., (April 7, 2006) -- At today's Annual General Meeting held at the company?s registered offices in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the shareholders of CNH Global N.V. (NYSE: CNH) approved the dividend recommended by the company's Board of Directors on March 22. The 2005 annual dividend of $0.25 per common share will be payable on Friday, May 5, 2006 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Friday, April 28, 2006.


CNH (Case New Holland) is a world leader in the agricultural and construction equipment businesses. Supported by more than 10,800 dealers in 160 countries, CNH brings together the knowledge and heritage of its Case and New Holland brand families with the strength and resources of its worldwide commercial, industrial, product support and finance organizations. More information about CNH and its Case and New Holland products can be found online at