NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Kraft Foods Group Inc. may get a lift Wednesday after the food and beverage company announced its first buyback since splitting up its business last year. Kraft Foods' board approved a $3 billion repurchase program that has no expiration date. The company also declared a quarterly dividend of 52.5 cents per share. The dividend will be paid on Jan. 17, 2014 to shareholders of record on Dec. 27 . In October 2012 Kraft Foods split in two and kept North American grocery brands such as Miracle Whip and Jell-O. Mondelez International Inc. took snacks such as Oreo cookies, Cadbury chocolates and Ritz crackers.
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