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BRIEF-Williams-Sonoma Announces A 10% Dividend Increase And A Stock Repurchase Authorization

March 14 (Reuters) - Williams-Sonoma Inc:

* WILLIAMS-SONOMA, INC. ANNOUNCES A 10% DIVIDEND INCREASE AND A STOCK REPURCHASE AUTHORIZATION INCREASE TO $500 MILLION

* BOARD OF DIRECTORS INCREASED AMOUNT AVAILABLE FOR REPURCHASES UNDER ITS EXISTING STOCK REPURCHASE PROGRAM TO $500 MILLION

* INCREASES QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND BY 10 PERCENT TO $0.43PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Reuters.Brief@thomsonreuters.com)

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