NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Sotheby's (NYSE:BID) has declared a special dividend of $300 million or approximately $4.34 per share payable on 17 March 2014 to shareholders of record as of 12 February 2014.
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