Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. Declares Second Quarter 2014 Dividends

   Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. Declares Second Quarter 2014 Dividends  PR Newswire  OAKVILLE, ON, May 8, 2014  OAKVILLE, ON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. ("APUC") (TSX:AQN, AQN.PR.A, AQN.PR.D) announced today that the Board of Directors of APUC (the "Board") has declared a dividend of $0.085 on its common shares, payable on July 15, 2014 to the shareholders of record on June 30, 2014 for the period from April 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014.  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 2014.  Additionally, the Board has declared the following preferred share dividends:  1.$0.28125 per Preferred Share, Series A, payable in cash on June 30, 2014     to Preferred Share, Series A holders of record on June 13, 2014, for the     period from March 31, 2014 to, but excluding, June 30, 2014.  2.$0.4007 per Preferred Share, Series D, payable in cash on June 30, 2014 to     Preferred Share, Series D holders of record on June 13, 2014 for the     period from March 5, 2014 to, but excluding, June 30, 2014.  For Canadian resident shareholders, dividends declared on both common shares and preferred shares are considered as "eligible dividends" for purposes of the dividend tax credit rules contained in the Income Tax Act (Canada).  About Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.  Algonquin  Power   &   Utilities   owns  and   operates   a   diversified$3.7  billionportfolio of regulated and  non-regulated utilities inNorth  America.  The regulated utility  business provides  water, electricity  and natural  gas  utility services to over  480,000 customers through  a portfolio of  regulated  generation, transmission and distribution  utility systems. The  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 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, AQN.PR.A and AQN.PR.D. Visit  Algonquin  Power  &  Utilities  atwww.AlgonquinPowerandUtilities.comand  follow  us  on  Twitter@AQN_Utilities.  SOURCE Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.  Contact:  Kelly Castledine Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. 2845 Bristol Circle, Oakville, Ontario, L6H 7H7 Telephone: (905) 465-4500 Website:www.AlgonquinPowerandUtilities.com Twitter@AQN_Utilities  
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