CALGARY, Nov. 11, 2016 /CNW/ - AKITA Drilling Ltd.'s Board of Directors approved the payment of a quarterly dividend to shareholders. AKITA Drilling Ltd.'s Board of Directors approved an ordinary cash dividend of eight and one half cents ($0.085) per share on the Outstanding Class A Non-Voting and Class B Common shares of the Corporation for payment on January 5, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business December 16, 2016. This dividend is an eligible dividend for Canadian Income Tax Purposes. AKITA is an Alberta corporation engaged in the contract drilling business and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol AKT. SOURCE AKITA Drilling Ltd.