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Canadian Utilities Limited Eligible Dividends

Increases Common Share Dividend for the 47th consecutive year and announces suspension of the Dividend Reinvestment Program

/EIN News/ -- CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canadian Utilities Limited (TSX: CU, CU.X)

The Board of Directors of Canadian Utilities Limited, an ATCO Company, today declared a first quarter dividend of 42.27 cents per Class A non-voting (TSX:CU) and Class B common share (TSX:CU.X), a 7.5% increase over the 39.33 cents paid in each of the four previous quarters.  This common share dividend is payable March 1, 2019, to shareholders of record on February 7, 2019.

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

Shares TSX Stock
Per Share ($)
Record Date
Payment Date
Series Y  3.403% CU.PR.C 0.2126875 07-Feb 01-Mar
Series AA  4.90% CU.PR.D 0.30625 07-Feb 01-Mar
Series BB  4.90% CU.PR.E 0.30625 07-Feb 01-Mar
Series CC  4.50% CU.PR.F 0.28125 07-Feb 01-Mar
Series DD  4.50% CU.PR.G 0.28125 07-Feb 01-Mar
Series EE  5.25% CU.PR.H 0.328125 07-Feb 01-Mar
Series FF  4.50% CU.PR.I  0.28125 07-Feb 01-Mar

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

In addition to the above, the Board of Directors of Canadian Utilities Limited today also announced that the company’s Dividend Reinvestment Program will be suspended, effective January 10, 2019.

With approximately 5,200 employees and assets of $21 billion, Canadian Utilities Limited is an ATCO company. Canadian Utilities is a diversified global energy infrastructure corporation delivering service excellence and innovative business solutions in Electricity (electricity generation, transmission, and distribution); Pipelines & Liquids (natural gas transmission, distribution and infrastructure development, energy storage, and industrial water solutions); and Retail Energy (electricity and natural gas retail sales). More information can be found at

Media & Investor Inquiries:

D.A. (Dennis) DeChamplain
Senior Vice President &
Chief Financial Officer

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The Company believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking information are reasonable, but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking information should not be unduly relied upon.

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