SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
|Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):||March 13, 2012|
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|of incorporation)||File Number)||Identification No.)|
|200 Public Square, Suite 3300, Cleveland, Ohio||44114-2315|
(Address of principal executive offices)
|Registrants telephone number, including area code:||216-694-5700|
Former name or former address, if changed since last report
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On March 13, 2012, Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. issued the attached press release indicating that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.625 per share payable on June 1, 2012, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on April 29, 2012. As April 29, 2012 falls on a Sunday, the effective record date for the dividend will be close of business on Friday, April 27, 2012. The press release dated March 13, 2012, announcing the quarterly cash dividend, is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1, and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits. The following exhibit is filed herewith:
99.1 Press Release dated March 13, 2012
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.|
|March 14, 2012||By:||
/s/ Carolyn E. Cheverine
|Name: Carolyn E. Cheverine|
|Title: General Counsel, Corporate Affairs and Secretary|
|Press Release dated March 13, 2012|