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Pengrowth Energy Corporation Announces Cash Dividend Payable June 15, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pengrowth Energy Corporation Announces Cash Dividend Payable June 15, 201116:31 EDT Wednesday, May 18, 2011CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 18, 2011) - Pengrowth Energy Corporation (TSX:PGF) (NYSE:PGH) today announced its June 15, 2011 cash dividend will be Cdn $0.07 per common share. The dividend will be payable to all shareholders who hold shares on the record date of May 31, 2011. The ex-dividend date for Pengrowth shares traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "PGF" will be May 27, 2011. Due to the U.S. equity markets being closed on May 30, 2011 for the U.S. Memorial Day holiday, the ex-dividend date for Pengrowth shares trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "PGH" will be May 26, 2011. The dividend of Cdn $0.07 per common share is equivalent to approximately U.S. $0.072 per common share using a U.S./Canadian dollar exchange rate of Cdn $1.00:U.S $1.03. The actual U.S. dollar equivalent dividend will be based upon the actual U.S./Canadian dollar exchange rate in effect on the payment date, net of applicable Canadian withholding taxes for U.S. residents who hold their Pengrowth shares in taxable accounts. The above dividend has been designated as an "eligible dividend" for Canadian income tax purposes. Pengrowth's dividends are also considered "qualified dividends" for U.S. income tax purposes. Dividend Reinvestment Plan Pengrowth has a Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP) that provides a convenient and cost-effective method for eligible shareholders in Canada and the United States to maximize their investment in Pengrowth by reinvesting their monthly cash dividends to acquire additional common shares. For further information regarding the DRIP, please visit Pengrowth's website at www.pengrowth.com or contact Computershare Trust Company of Canada at 1-800-564-6253.About Pengrowth:Pengrowth Energy Corporation is a dividend paying oil and gas company. Pengrowth's focus is to create value with the drill bit by drilling operated, low cost, low risk, repeatable opportunities in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. Pengrowth's operations include production from a number of conventional and unconventional assets and are evenly balanced between liquids and natural gas. Future growth opportunities include the development of unconventional oil and natural gas production, heavy oil, shale gas and coalbed methane as well as the addition of production through acquisition. Pengrowth's shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "PGF" and on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "PGH". PENGROWTH ENERGY CORPORATIONDerek Evans, President and Chief Executive OfficerFOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Investor RelationsPengrowth(403) 233-0224 or Toll Free: 1-888-744-1111investorrelations@pengrowth.comwww.pengrowth.com