Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE: ATO) said today that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend increase on the company's common stock to 45 cents per share. The indicated annual dividend for Fiscal 2017 is $1.80, which represents a 7.1 percent increase over the Fiscal 2016 annual dividend of $1.68. This is the 29 th consecutive year that the company has increased its dividend. The dividend will be paid on December 12, 2016, to shareholders of record on November 28, 2016. This is the company's 132 nd consecutive quarterly dividend. Atmos Energy Corporation, headquartered in Dallas, is the country's largest natural-gas-only distributor, serving over three million natural gas distribution customers in over 1,400 communities in eight states from the Blue Ridge Mountains in the East to the Rocky Mountains in the West. Atmos Energy also manages company-owned natural gas pipeline and storage assets, including one of the largest intrastate natural gas pipeline systems in Texas and currently provides natural gas marketing and procurement services to industrial, commercial and municipal customers primarily in the Midwest and Southeast. For more information, visit www.atmosenergy.com.