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Just Energy Group Inc. Announces January Dividend
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Just Energy Group Inc. Announces January Dividend08:04 EST Wednesday, January 05, 2011TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 5, 2011) - Just Energy Group Inc. (TSX:JE) filed notice with the Toronto Stock Exchange today announcing its first regular dividend as a publicly TSX listed corporation for January. A dividend of $0.10333/common share ($1.24 annually) will be paid on January 31st, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business on January 15th, 2011. This dividend is designated as an "eligible dividend" for Canadian income tax purposes. The common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "JE". Executive Chair Rebecca MacDonald said: "We are very pleased to declare our first dividend under our new structure as a public corporation. Our team has worked hard to be able maintain the same monthly payout to our shareholders as we did to our unitholders but now on a lower taxed basis through dividends." Just Energy Group Inc.Just Energy's business primarily involves the sale of natural gas and/or electricity to residential and commercial customers under long-term fixed-price, price-protected or variable-priced contracts and green energy products. By fixing the price of natural gas or electricity under its fixed-price or price-protected program contracts for a period of up to five years, Just Energy's customers offset their exposure to changes in the price of these essential commodities. Just Energy, which commenced business in 1997, derives its margin or gross profit from the difference between the fixed price at which it is able to sell the commodities to its customers and the fixed price at which it purchases the associated volumes from its suppliers. Just Energy also offers "green" products through its JustGreen program. The electricity JustGreen product offers the customer the option of having all or a portion of his or her electricity sourced from renewable green sources such as wind, run of the river hydro or biomass. The gas JustGreen product offers carbon offset credits which will allow the customer to reduce or eliminate the carbon footprint of their home or business. Management believes that the JustGreen products will not only add to profits, but also increase sales receptivity and improve renewal rates.In addition, through National Home Services, Just Energy sells and rents high efficiency and tankless water heaters, air conditioners and furnaces to Ontario residents. Through its subsidiary Terra Grain Fuels, Just Energy produces and sells wheat-based ethanol.Forward-Looking StatementsJust Energy's press releases may contain forward-looking statements including statements pertaining to customer revenues and margins, customer additions and renewals, customer attrition, customer consumption levels, general and administrative expenses, distributable cash, and treatment under governmental regulatory regimes. These statements are based on current expectations that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ from those anticipated. These risks include, but are not limited to, levels of customer natural gas and electricity consumption, rates of customer additions and renewals, rates of customer attrition, fluctuations in natural gas and electricity prices, changes in regulatory regimes and decisions by regulatory authorities, competition and dependence on certain suppliers. Additional information on these and other factors that could affect Just Energy's operations, financial results or distribution levels are included in Just Eenrgy's annual information form and other reports on file with Canadian securities regulatory authorities which can be accessed through the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com or through Just Energy's website at www.justenergy.com.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Ms. Rebecca MacDonaldJust Energy Group Inc.Executive Chair(416) 367-2872ORMr. Ken Hartwick, C.A.Just Energy Group Inc.Chief Executive Officer & President(905) 795-3557ORMs. Beth Summers, C.A.Just Energy Group Inc.Chief Financial Officer(905) 795-4206The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved of the contents of this release.