Axia Announces Commencement of Quarterly Dividend
CALGARY, Jan. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Axia NetMedia Corporation (Axia) is pleased to announce the declaration of an initial quarterly cash dividend to be paid on January 29, 2014 to the holders of common shares of Axia of record on January 15, 2014 of $0.0125 per share. The dividend is an eligible dividend for the purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada).
Art Price, CEO and Chairman of Axia said "Axia's business has developed such that our shareholders are now able to participate in both the growth of value of their shares and receive a yield on those shares. The dividend reflects a further step in our ongoing process to maximize shareholder value. We believe that continuing cash flow generation and the prospect of future growth will be attractive to value focused medium and long term shareholders and to those shareholders seeking yield. Our normal course issuer bid remains active in the market as well."
Axia sells services over fibre optic communications infrastructure in jurisdictions that have implemented the Axia NGN Solution. Axia has networks in Alberta, France and Massachusetts. Axia trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "AXX".
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