Big Rock Brewery Inc.

Big Rock Brewery Inc.
Big Rock Brewery Ltd. Partnership

June 21, 2011 18:23 ET

Big Rock Brewery Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 21, 2011) -Big Rock Brewery Inc. (TSX:BR) ("Big Rock" or the "the Brewery") is pleased to announce that a dividend of $0.20 per common share will be paid on July 15, 2011 to shareholders of record on June 30, 2010. The shares will commence trading on an ex-dividend basis on June 28, 2011.

The quarterly dividend announcement comes as Big Rock prepares to enter the summer season, typically one of the busiest times for the industry. Management remains confident in its plan for continued growth across the Brewery's portfolio of brands.

This is the second dividend declared by Big Rock following its conversion from an income trust to a corporation earlier this year. Dividends are paid from after tax cash flows, whereas distributions by the trust were paid from operating cash flows and were deductible for tax purposes prior to its conversion. The decrease in the dividend levels compared to 2010 is directly attributable to this change in taxation.

About Big Rock Brewery Inc.

Big Rock Brewery Inc. - headquartered in Calgary, Alberta - produces premium, all-natural craft beers. As Canada's leading craft brewer, Big Rock boasts a family of twelve exceptional ales and lagers (including their newest brew IPA), Rock Creek dry apple cider and an ongoing selection of seasonal beers soon to be unveiled in the new Brewmaster's Series. Big Rock products are sold in nine provinces and three territories in Canada and they are also available in Korea.

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Contact Information

  • Big Rock Brewery Inc.
    Aisling (Ash-ling) Tomei
    Manager, Corporate Relations
    (403) 203-3746

    Big Rock Brewery Inc.
    Dwayne Dubois, CGA, CA
    Chief Financial Officer
    (403) 720-4465
    (403) 236-7523 (FAX)