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MasterCard Board of Directors Announces Dividend

PURCHASE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 14, 2006--MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE: MA) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend to holders of shares of its Class A common stock and Class B common stock. The initial cash dividend of nine cents per share will be paid on November 10, 2006 to holders of record of its Class A common stock and Class B common stock as of October 10, 2006.

This is the first quarterly dividend declaration by MasterCard, which became a public company in May 2006.

About MasterCard Incorporated

MasterCard Incorporated advances global commerce by providing a critical economic link among financial institutions, businesses, cardholders and merchants worldwide. As a franchisor, processor and advisor, MasterCard develops and markets payment solutions, processes approximately 14 billion transactions each year, and provides industry-leading analysis and consulting services to financial institution customers and merchants. Through its family of brands, including MasterCard(R), Maestro(R) and Cirrus(R), MasterCard serves consumers and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. For more information go to

CONTACT: MasterCard Incorporated
Media Relations:
Chris Harrall, 914-249-3682
Investor Relations:
Barbara Gasper, 914-249-4565

SOURCE: MasterCard Incorporated