DENVER, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE: QEP), a leading independent natural gas and crude oil exploration and production company, today announced that its Board of Directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.02 per share payable on September 7, 2012, to shareholders of record on August 17, 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101116/LA02638LOGO) About QEP Resources QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE: QEP) is a leading independent natural gas and crude oil exploration and production company focused in two major regions: the Northern Region (primarily in the Rockies) and the Southern Region (primarily Oklahoma, Louisiana, and the Texas Panhandle) of the United States. QEP Resources also gathers, compresses, treats, processes and stores natural gas. For more information, visit QEP Resources' website at: www.qepres.com. Safe Harbor Statement This release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as "anticipates," "believes," "forecasts," "plans," "estimates," "expects," "should," "will" or other similar expressions. Such statements are based on management's current expectations, estimates and projections, which are subject to a wide range of uncertainties and business risks. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding: forecasted Adjusted EBITDA, production and capital investment for 2012 and related assumptions for such guidance; number of rigs planned in operating areas; estimated wells to be completed; estimated gross completed well costs; average estimated ultimate recoveries per well; completion dates for new projects of QEP Field Services. Actual results may differ materially from those included in the forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including, but not limited to: the availability of capital; changes in local, regional, national and global demand for natural gas, oil and NGL; natural gas, NGL and oil prices; potential legislative or regulatory changes regarding the use of hydraulic fracture stimulation; impact of new laws and regulations, including the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act; drilling results; shortages of oilfield equipment, services and personnel; operating risks such as unexpected drilling conditions; weather conditions; changes in maintenance and construction costs and possible inflationary pressures; permitting delays; the availability and cost of credit; and the other risks discussed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Risk Factors section of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. QEP Resources undertakes no obligation to publicly correct or update the forward-looking statements in this news release, in other documents, or on the website to reflect future events or circumstances. All such statements are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. SOURCE QEP Resources, Inc.