The Board of Directors of National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) today approved payment of a regular quarterly dividend of 40.5 cents per share on the Company's common stock. The dividend is payable April 14, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 31, 2017. The Company has approximately 85.3 million shares of common stock outstanding. It has no preferred stock outstanding.

At the Annual Meeting of Stockholders, held today, the Company announced preliminary results of the shareholder vote on five proposals. Approved were the election of Rebecca Ranich, Jeffrey W. Shaw, Thomas E. Skains, and Ronald J. Tanski as directors for terms to expire in 2020, advisory approval of named executive officer compensation, reapproval of the 2012 Annual At Risk Compensation Incentive Plan, and ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm. In the advisory vote on the frequency of future "say on pay" votes, the one-year option received a majority of the votes cast.

National Fuel is a diversified energy company headquartered in Western New York that operates an integrated collection of natural gas and oil assets across five business segments: Exploration & Production, Pipeline & Storage, Gathering, Utility, and Energy Marketing.

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