Trinidad Drilling Ltd. declares first quarter dividend

 /NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION  IN THE UNITED STATES./  TSX SYMBOL:  TDG  CALGARY, March 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of Trinidad Drilling  Ltd. (Trinidad) has declared a cash dividend for the first quarter of 2014 of  $0.05 per common share to be paid April 15, 2014 to shareholders of record on  March 31, 2014.  The dividend is designated as an "eligible dividend" for  Canadian Income Tax purposes.  Trinidad is a corporation focused on sustainable growth that trades on the  Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TDG. Trinidad's divisions operate in  the drilling and barge-drilling sectors of the North American oil and natural  gas industry with operations in Canada, the United States and Mexico. In  addition, through a joint venture, Trinidad has the opportunity to operate  drilling rigs in other international markets such as Saudi Arabia and Mexico.  Trinidad is focused on providing modern, reliable, expertly designed equipment  operated by well-trained and experienced personnel. Trinidad's drilling fleet  is one of the most adaptable, technologically advanced and competitive in the  industry.  This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of  an offer to buy the shares in any jurisdiction.  The shares offered will not  be and have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933  and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to a United States  person, absent registration, or an applicable exemption therefrom.    SOURCE  Trinidad Drilling Ltd.  Lisa Ottmann Vice President, Investor Relations (403) 294-4401  email:lottmann@trinidaddrilling.com  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2014/17/c5194.html  CO: Trinidad Drilling Ltd. ST: Alberta NI: OIL DIV