Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. Maintains Dividend

            Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. Maintains Dividend  PR Newswire  HONOLULU, Aug. 8, 2014  HONOLULU, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --On August 7, 2014, the board of directors of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE-HE) (HEI) maintained the regular quarterly cash dividend of 31 cents per share, payable September 10, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August22,2014 (ex-dividend date is August 20, 2014). The dividend is equivalent to an annual rate of $1.24 per share.  Dividends have been paid continuously since 1901. At the indicated annual dividend rate and the closing share price on August 7, 2014 of $23.55, HEI's yield is 5.3%.  HEI and Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. (Hawaiian Electric) intend to continue to use HEI's website, www.hei.com, as a means of disclosing additional information. Such disclosures will be included on HEI's website in the Investor Relations section. Accordingly, investors should routinely monitor such portions of HEI's website, in addition to following HEI's, Hawaiian Electric's and American Savings Bank's press releases, HEI's and Hawaiian Electric's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings and HEI's public conference calls and webcasts. The information on HEI's website is not incorporated by reference in this document or in HEI's and Hawaiian Electric's SEC filings unless, and except to the extent, specifically incorporated by reference. Investors may also wish to refer to the Public Utilities Commission of the State of Hawaii (PUC) website at dms.puc.hawaii.gov/dmsin order to review documents filed with and issued by the PUC. No information on the PUC website is incorporated by reference in this document or in HEI's and Hawaiian Electric's SEC filings.  HEI supplies power to approximately 450,000 customers or 95% of Hawaii's population through its electric utilities, Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. and Maui Electric Company, Limited and provides a wide array of banking and other financial services to consumers and businesses through American Savings Bank, one of Hawaii's largest financial institutions.  Contact: Clifford H. Chen          Manager, Investor Relations & Telephone: (808) 543-7384          Strategic Planning            E-mail: cchen@hei.com  Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110411/LA80136LOGO  SOURCE Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.  Website: http://www.hei.com  
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