With the fiscal cliff (and a potential dividend tax hike) looming, Oracle (ORCL) has decided to accelerate the payment of its FQ2, FQ3, and FQ4 quarterly dividends. The payments, which total $0.18/share, will now be made on Dec. 21 to shareholders on record as of Dec. 14. Oracle's board won't be able to declare another dividend until Aug. 31, 2013, the end of its fiscal year. StreetInsider observes the move could save Larry Ellison $50M in tax payments.
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