HALIFAX, Jan. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - On January 6, 2012 the Board of Directors
of Emera Inc. (TSX: EMA EMA.PR.A) approved a quarterly dividend of
$0.3375 per common share payable on and after February 15, 2012 to
common shareholders of record at the close of business on February 1,
2012; and a quarterly dividend of $0.2750 per Series A First Preferred
Share payable on and after February 15, 2012 to Series A First
Preferred shareholders of record at the close of business on February
Pursuant to the Income Tax Act (Canada) and corresponding provincial
legislation, Emera Inc. hereby notifies its common shareholders and its
Series A First Preferred shareholders that such dividends declared
qualify as eligible dividends.
About Emera Inc.
Emera Inc. is an energy and services company with $6.8 billion in assets
and 2010 revenues of $1.6 billion. The company invests in electricity
generation, transmission and distribution as well as gas transmission
and utility energy services. Emera's strategy is focused on the
transformation of the electricity industry to cleaner generation and
the delivery of that clean energy to market. Emera operates throughout
northeastern North America, in three Caribbean countries and in
California. More than 80% of the company's earnings come from regulated
investments. Emera common and preferred shares are listed on the
Toronto Stock Exchange and trade under the symbol EMA and EMA.PR.A.
Additional Information can be accessed at www.emera.com, www.sedar.com, or on www.sec.gov.
SOURCE EMERA INC.
For further information:
| Judy Steele, FCA |
Chief Financial Officer
| Jill MacDonald, CA |
Manager, Investor Relations