Washington Post Company accelerates payment of 2013 dividends. In 2012, the WaPo Company paid a quarterly dividend of $2.45 per share or $9.80 for the year. They’ve just announced that they’re going to pay the entire 2013 dividend of $9.80 per share on December 27th, 2012. Why would they do this? T-A-X-E-S. BTW – Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway is a BIG WaPo shareholder.