Inc. (NYSE:BR)(TSX:B) said that its stockholders approved
an amendment to the company's Certificate of Incorporation to increase
the number of authorized shares of the company's common stock to 650
million shares from the current level of 325 million shares.
Announcement of the approval was made at the company's Annual Meeting
of Stockholders this morning. As a result, the 2-for-1 stock split
previously approved by the Board of Directors on January 21, 2004 is
payable on June 1, 2004 to shareholders of record on May 5, 2004.