Canadian Utilities Limited

Canadian Utilities Limited
CU Inc.

CU Inc.

October 17, 2008 16:35 ET

CU Inc. Eligible Dividend

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 17, 2008) - The Board of Directors of CU Inc. has declared a quarterly dividend of 0.2875 cents per 4.60% Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Share Series 1 (TSX Stock Symbol: CIU.PR.A). The dividend is payable on December 1, 2008 to shareholders of record on November 5, 2008. This dividend is an eligible dividend for Canadian income tax purposes.

CU Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian Utilities Limited, part of the ATCO Group of companies. CU Inc. is an Alberta-based corporation with assets of approximately $5.2 billion and more than 3,700 employees and is comprised of two main business divisions: Utilities (natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution) and Power Generation.

More information about CU Inc. can be found on the Canadian Utilities Limited website at

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