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Ruddick Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug 19, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Ruddick Corporation (NYSE: RDK) today reported that its Board of Directors, at a regularly scheduled meeting, declared a quarterly dividend in the amount of $0.12 per share to be paid on October 1, 2010, to shareholders of record on September 10, 2010.

Ruddick Corporation is a holding company with two primary operating subsidiaries: Harris Teeter, Inc., a leading regional supermarket chain with operations in eight states primarily in the southeastern and mid-Atlantic United States, including the District of Columbia; and American & Efird, Inc., one of the world's largest global manufacturers and distributors of industrial sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles.

SOURCE: Ruddick Corporation

Ruddick Corporation
John B. Woodlief, 704-372-5404
Vice President - Finance and
Chief Financial Officer
"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.