Countrywide Financial Corp., Calabasas, Calif., has declared a three-for-two stock split to be effected as a stock dividend payable on April 12 to shareholders of record on March 26."This is the second stock split we have announced in the last six months, reflecting the strong commitment by management and the Board of Directors to reward current shareholders," said Angelo Mozilo, chairman and CEO of Countrywide. After the split, the company will have approximately 279 million common shares outstanding.

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