SOURCE: Florida Public Utilities Co.

December 11, 2008 11:51 ET

Florida Public Utilities Company Announces Quarterly Dividend

WEST PALM BEACH, FL--(Marketwire - December 11, 2008) - The Board of Directors of Florida Public Utilities Company (AMEX: FPU), at its meeting held on December 11, 2008, declared a quarterly dividend of $0.1175 per share on the Company's common stock, payable January 2, 2009 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 22, 2008.

At today's meeting, the Board of Directors also declared a quarterly dividend of $1.1875 per share on the Company's 4-3/4% Cumulative Preferred Stock, payable January 2, 2009 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 22, 2008.

This is the 62nd consecutive year the Company has paid a quarterly dividend.