Cardinal Health, Inc. Board Of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend

DUBLIN, Ohio, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The board of directors of Cardinal Health, Inc. , the leading provider of products and services supporting the health care industry, declared today the company's 83rd consecutive regular quarterly dividend. The dividend of $0.03 per common share, without par value, is payable on July 15, 2005 to shareholders of record on July 1, 2005. Cardinal Health had approximately 428 million shares outstanding as of April 30, 2005.

About Cardinal Health

Cardinal Health, Inc. ( http://www.cardinalhealth.com/ ) is the leading provider of products and services supporting the health care industry. Cardinal Health develops, manufactures, packages and markets products for patient care; develops drug-delivery technologies; distributes pharmaceuticals and medical, surgical and laboratory supplies; and offers consulting and other services that improve quality and efficiency in health care. Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health employs more than 55,000 people on six continents and produces annual revenues of more than $65 billion.

Cardinal Health, Inc.

CONTACT: Media, Angela Gardner, +1-614-757-6250, orangela.gardner@cardinal.com , or Investors, Jim Hinrichs, +1-614-757-7828, orjim.hinrichs@cardinal.com , both of Cardinal Health, Inc.

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