The board of directors of New Jersey Resources (NJR) has unanimously declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of $.38 per share. The dividend will be payable on October 1, 2012 to shareowners of record on September 14, 2012. “Once again, our performance and strong financial profile give us the opportunity to reward our shareowners with a quarterly dividend as we have done continuously since 1952,” said Laurence M. Downes, chairman and CEO of New Jersey Resources. “This action taken by our board of directors and the dedication of our employees reaffirms our commitment to our shareowners.” About New Jersey Resources New Jersey Resources, a Fortune 1000 company, provides safe and reliable natural gas and renewable energy services, including transportation, distribution and asset management in states from the Gulf Coast to the New England regions, including the Mid-Continent region, the West Coast and Canada, while investing in and maintaining an extensive infrastructure to support future growth. With $3 billion in annual revenues, NJR safely and reliably operates and maintains 6,800 miles of natural gas transportation and distribution infrastructure to serve nearly half a million customers; develops and manages a diverse portfolio of 1.2 Bcf/day of firm transportation and over 60.2 Bcf of firm storage capacity; offers low-carbon, clean energy solutions through its commercial and residential solar programs and provides appliance installation, repair and contract service to nearly 130,000 homes and businesses. Additionally, NJR holds investments in midstream assets through equity partnerships including Steckman Ridge and Iroquois. Through Conserve to Preserve®, NJR is helping customers save energy and money by promoting conservation and encouraging efficiency. For more information about NJR, visit www.njresources.com, “Like” us at facebook.com/NewJerseyNaturalGas or follow us on Twitter @NJNaturalGas.