Canadian Utilities Limited Declares Eligible Dividends

 

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Jan. 12, 2012) - The Board of Directors of Canadian Utilities Limited, an ATCO Company, today declared a first quarter dividend of 44.25 cents per Class A non-voting (TSX:CU) and Class B common share (TSX:CU.X), a 10% increase over the 40.25 cents paid in each of the four previous quarters. The dividend is payable March 1, 2012, to shareholders of record on February 7, 2012.

The Board also declared the following Cumulative Redeemable Second Preferred Share Dividends:

TSX Stock Dividend Record Date Payment Date
Shares Symbol Per Share ($ ) (2012 ) (2012 )
Series W 5.80% CU.PR.A 0.362500 07-Feb 01-Mar
Series X 6.00% CU.PR.B 0.375000 07-Feb 01-Mar
Series Y 4.00% CU.PR.C 0.250000 07-Feb 01-Mar

These dividends are eligible dividends within the meaning of the Income Tax Act (Canada).

Alberta-based Canadian Utilities Limited, an ATCO company, with more than 6,000 employees and assets of approximately $11 billion, delivers service excellence and innovative business solutions worldwide with leading companies engaged in Utilities (pipelines, natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution), Energy (power generation, natural gas gathering, processing, storage and liquids extraction) and Technologies (business systems solutions). More information can be found at www.canadian-utilities.com.

Forward-Looking Information:

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Canadian Utilities Limited
B.R. (Brian) Bale
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
(403) 292-7502
www.canadian-utilities.com