Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. Announces 9.7% Common Share Dividend
Increase and Declares Second Quarter 2013 Dividends
OAKVILLE, ON, May 9, 2013
OAKVILLE, ON, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.
("APUC") (TSX: AQN, AQN.PR.A) announced today that the Board of Directors of
APUC (the "Board") approved a dividend increase of $0.03 annually per common
share for a total annual dividend of $0.34 paid quarterly at a rate of $0.085
per common share.
APUC also announced today that the Board has declared a dividend of $0.085 on
its common shares, payable on July 15, 2013 to the shareholders of record on
June 28, 2013 for the period from April 1, 2013 to June 30, 2013.
"The recently completed acquisition of several power and utility assets that
are contributing significantly to earnings and cash flows affirms our
continuing growth trajectory", commented Ian Robertson, Chief Executive
Officer. "We are pleased with the cash flow contributions from these new
assets, and as a result, the Board believes an increase in the dividend is
appropriate at this time."
The common share dividend will be paid in cash or, if a shareholder has
enrolled in the shareholder dividend reinvestment plan ("the Plan"), dividends
will be reinvested in additional shares ("Plan Shares") of APUC as per the
Plan. Plan Shares will be acquired by way of a Treasury Purchase at the
average market price as defined in the Plan less a 5% discount for the second
quarter of 2013.
Additionally, the Board has declared a dividend of $0.28125 per Preferred
Share, Series A, payable in cash on June 28, 2013 to Preferred Share, Series A
holders of record on June 14, 2013, for the period from March 31, 2013 to, but
excluding, June 30, 2013.
For Canadian resident shareholders, dividends declared on both common shares
and Preferred Shares, Series A are considered as "eligible dividends" for
purposes of the dividend tax credit rules contained in the Income Tax Act
About Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. owns and operates a diversified$3.0
billionportfolio of regulated and non-regulated utilities inNorth America.
The company's regulated utility business is committed to provide water,
electricity and natural gas utility services to over 470,000 customers through
a nationwide portfolio of regulated generation, transmission and distribution
utility systems. The company's non-regulated electric generation subsidiary
owns or has interests in renewable energy and thermal energy facilities
representing more than 1,100 MW of installed capacity. Algonquin Power &
Utilities Corp. delivers continuing growth through an expanding pipeline of
renewable power and clean energy projects, organic growth within its regulated
utilities and the pursuit of accretive acquisition opportunities. Common
shares and preferred shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the
symbols AQN and AQN.PR.A respectively. Visit Algonquin Power and Utilities
atwww.AlgonquinPowerandUtilities.comand follow us on Twitter@AQN_Utilities.
SOURCE Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.
2845 Bristol Circle, Oakville, Ontario, L6H 7H7
Telephone: (905) 465-4500
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