DSW awarded $7.2 million for credit card breach

Columbus, Ohio -- DSW Inc. said Thursday that it has been awarded $7.2 million as a result of litigation with its insurance carrier stemming from its credit card data breach in 2005.

The $7.2 million award represents damages plus accrued interest.

In other news, DSW has declared a special dividend totaling $91 million to be paid on Oct. 26 to shareholders. According to president and CEO Mike MacDonald, the special distribution, which is in addition to the regular dividend, represents “significant cash flow generation.”

The company also named James O'Donnell to its board. O’Donnell is the former CEO of American Eagle Outfitters.


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