Claire's Stores, Inc (NYSE: CLE) announced recently that its board of directors has approved payment of its regular quarterly cash dividend of $.04 per share of common stock and $.02 per share of Class A common stock. Payment will be made August 16th to shareholders of record August 9th. Claire's Stores, Inc, the leading mall-based retailer of popular-priced pre-teen and teens apparel, accessories and costume jewelry, currently operates more than 3,000 stores under the following trade names: Claire's Accessories, Afterthoughts, the Icing, Mr. Rags and Velvet Pixies. The stores are located throughout North America, Japan, United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, Germany and France.