Brown Shoe company Inc (NYSE: BWS) has today announced a quarterly dividend of 10 cents per share, payable January 2, 2001 to shareholders of record on December 18, 2000.

This dividend will be the 312th consecutive quarterly dividend paid by the company.

About Brown Shoe compnay Inc
Brown Shoe is a $1.6bn footwear company with worldwide operations. The company operates the Famous Footwear and Naturalizer chains of footwear retail stores and markets brands including Naturalizer, LifeStride, NightLife, Buster Brown, and licensed brands including Dr Scholl's, Barbie, Digimon and RugRats character footwear. More information can be found at www.brownshoe.com .