Today, the Board of Directors of National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) approved payment of a regular quarterly dividend of 36.5 cents per share on the Company’s common stock. The dividend is payable Oct. 15, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Sept. 28, 2012. The Company has approximately 83.3 million shares of common stock outstanding. It has no preferred stock outstanding. National Fuel has paid dividends for 110 consecutive years and has increased its annual dividend for 42 straight years. In June 2012, the dividend increased 2.8 percent. National Fuel is an integrated energy company with $5.8 billion in assets comprised of the following four operating segments: Exploration and Production, Pipeline and Storage, Utility, and Energy Marketing. Additional information about National Fuel is available at www.nationalfuelgas.com or through its investor information service at 1-800-334-2188.