Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

DIVIDENDS

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DIVIDENDS
12 Months Ended
Jan. 28, 2017
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DIVIDENDS

11.  DIVIDENDS

Cash dividends paid were approximately $35.2 million, $35.0 million and $34.8 million during fiscal 2016, 2015 and 2014, respectively.  In fiscal 2016, 2015 and 2014, a dividend of $0.18 per share was declared in each quarter, for an annual dividend of $0.72 per share, respectively.

The quarterly cash dividend of $0.18 per share declared by our Board of Directors (the “Board”) in January 2017 is payable on March 24, 2017 to shareholders of record on March 14, 2017 and is included in accrued expenses and other current liabilities on the consolidated balance sheet as of January 28, 2017.