SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. Announces Commencement of Quarterly Dividend Program

  SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. Announces Commencement of Quarterly Dividend
                                   Program

PR Newswire

ORLANDO, Fla., June 12, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.
(NYSE: SEAS) ("SeaWorld Entertainment"), a leading theme park and
entertainment company, announced today that its Board of Directors has adopted
a policy to pay a regular quarterly dividend. As a result SeaWorld
Entertainment also announced today that its Board of Directors has declared an
initial quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share payable on July 1, 2013 to
all common stockholders of record at the close of business on June 20, 2013.

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About SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS) is a leading theme park and
entertainment company delivering personal, interactive and educational
experiences that blend imagination with nature and enable its customers to
celebrate, connect with and care for the natural world we share. The Company
owns or licenses a portfolio of globally recognized brands including SeaWorld,
Shamu and Busch Gardens. Over its more than 50-year history, the Company has
built a diversified portfolio of 11 destination and regional theme parks that
are grouped in key markets across the United States, many of which showcase
its one-of-a-kind collection of approximately 67,000 marine and terrestrial
animals. The Company's theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and
other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable
experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests. In addition to its
theme parks, the Company has recently begun to leverage its brands into media,
entertainment and consumer products.

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SOURCE SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.

Website: http://www.seaworldentertainment.com
Contact: Investor Relations Inquiries: SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.,
855.797.8625, investors@seaworld.com; Media Inquiries: Fred Jacobs, Vice
President of Communications, Fred.Jacobs@SeaWorld.com