This news release constitutes a "designated news release" for the purposes of Emera’s prospectus supplement dated August 12, 2021 to its short form base shelf prospectus dated August 5, 2021.
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, September 22, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On September 22, 2022 the Board of Directors of Emera Inc. (TSX: EMA) approved an increase in the annual common share dividend to $2.76 from $2.65 per common share and extended its dividend growth rate target of four to five per cent through 2025.
"Our strategy remains focused on executing on our clean energy commitments that will deliver value for our customers and in doing so will create value for our shareholders." said Scott Balfour, President and CEO of Emera Inc. "Today’s dividend increase and the extension of our dividend growth guidance of four to five percent through 2025 reflect the confidence we have in our portfolio of high-quality regulated utilities and their ability to drive earnings and cash flow growth."
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Emera Inc. is a geographically diverse energy and services company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with approximately $36 billion in assets and 2021 revenues of more than $5.7 billion. The company primarily invests in regulated electricity generation and electricity and gas transmission and distribution with a strategic focus on transformation from high carbon to low carbon energy sources. Emera has investments in Canada, the United States and in three Caribbean countries. Emera’s common and preferred shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and trade respectively under the symbol EMA, EMA.PR.A, EMA.PR.B, EMA.PR.C, EMA.PR.E, EMA.PR.F, EMA.PR.H, EMA.PR.J and EMA.PR.L. Depositary receipts representing common shares of Emera are listed on the Barbados Stock Exchange under the symbol EMABDR and on The Bahamas International Securities Exchange under the symbol EMAB. Additional information can be accessed at www.emera.com or at www.sedar.com.
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