SOURCE: Florida Public Utilities Co.

December 05, 2006 11:15 ET

Florida Public Utilities Company Announces Dividend

WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 5, 2006 -- The Board of Directors of Florida Public Utilities Company (AMEX: FPU), at a meeting held on December 5, 2006, declared the following dividends payable January 2, 2007 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 15, 2006:

       4 3/4% Cumulative Preferred Stock     $1.1875 per share
       Common Stock                          $0.1075 per share
This is the 60th consecutive year that the Company has paid a quarterly cash dividend.