National Fuel Increases Dividend Rate for 43rd Consecutive Year

  National Fuel Increases Dividend Rate for 43rd Consecutive Year

Business Wire

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. -- June 13, 2013

Today, members of the National Fuel Gas Company (“National Fuel” or the
“Company”) (NYSE:NFG) Board of Directors approved a 2.7 percent increase in
the dividend on the Company’s common stock, raising the quarterly rate from
36.5 cents per share as approved in June 2012 to 37.5 cents per share for an
annual rate of $1.50 per share.

National Fuel has paid dividends for 111 consecutive years and has increased
its annual dividend for 43 straight years.

This dividend is payable July 15, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close
of business on June 28, 2013. The Company has approximately 83.6 million
shares of common stock outstanding. It has no preferred stock outstanding.

National Fuel is an integrated energy company with $6.3 billion in assets
comprised of the following four operating segments: Exploration and
Production, Pipeline and Storage, Utility, and Energy Marketing. Additional
information about National Fuel is available at


National Fuel Gas Company
Timothy J. Silverstein, 716-857-6987
Donna L. DeCarolis, 716-857-7872
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