Cayce, SC, Feb. 15, 2012... SCANA Corporation (NYSE: SCG) announced that its board of directors, at a meeting held today, raised the quarterly cash dividend on the Company’s common stock to 49 ½ cents per share from 48 ½ cents per share, an increase of 2.1 percent. This action increases the indicated annual dividend rate to $1.98 per share from $1.94 per share. The new dividend is payable April 1, 2012 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 9, 2012.
“SCANA has a history of providing competitive returns for our investors through both long-term stock appreciation and dividend growth. Today’s increase in the quarterly dividend demonstrates the confidence we have in our growth strategy, financial strength, and long term outlook.” said Jimmy Addison, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
SCANA Corporation, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Cayce, SC, is an energy-based holding company principally engaged, through subsidiaries, in electric and natural gas utility operations and other energy-related businesses. Information about SCANA is available on the Company’s website at www.scana.com.