MANKATO, Minn., Jan. 16, 2012 — HickoryTech Corporation (NASDAQ:HTCO, news, filings) today announced that its Board of Directors voted to declare a quarterly dividend of $0.14 per share of HickoryTech common stock. The $0.14 dividend is payable on March 5, 2012 to shareholders of record on Feb. 15, 2012.
HickoryTech has paid a cash dividend to shareholders for more than 60 years. The company increased its quarterly dividend in fourth quarter 2011 and fourth quarter 2010.
HickoryTech Corporation is a leading communications provider serving business and residential customers in the upper Midwest. With headquarters in Mankato, Minn., HickoryTech has 460 employees and a five-state fiber network spanning more than 3,250 route miles across Minnesota and into Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. HickoryTech’s Enventis subsidiary provides business IP voice, data and video solutions, MPLS networking, data center and managed hosted services and communication systems. HickoryTech delivers broadband Internet, Digital TV, voice and data services to businesses and consumers in southern Minnesota and northwest Iowa. The Company trades on the NASDAQ, symbol: HTCO. For more information, visit www.hickorytech.com.