SOURCE: Florida Public Utilities Co.

August 20, 2007 17:33 ET

Florida Public Utilities Company Announces Dividend

WEST PALM BEACH, FL--(Marketwire - August 20, 2007) - The Board of Directors of Florida Public Utilities Company (AMEX: FPU), at a meeting held on August 20, 2007, declared the following dividends payable October 1, 2007 to stockholders of record at the close of business on September 7, 2007:

     4 3/4% Cumulative Preferred Stock       $1.1875 per share
     Common Stock                            $0.1125 per share

This is the 61st consecutive year that the Company has paid a quarterly cash dividend.