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Press release from CNW Group

AKITA Declares Increased Quarterly Dividend

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

AKITA Declares Increased Quarterly Dividend

18:01 EST Wednesday, March 05, 2014

CALGARY, March 5, 2014 /CNW/ - AKITA Drilling Ltd.'s Board of Directors approved the payment of an increased quarterly dividend to shareholders.

AKITA Drilling Ltd.'s Board of Directors approved an ordinary cash dividend of eight and one half cents ($0.085) per share on the Outstanding Class A Non-Voting and Class B Common shares of the Corporation for payment on April 1, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business March 18, 2014.  This dividend is an eligible dividend for Canadian Income Tax Purposes.

AKITA is an Alberta corporation engaged in the contract drilling business and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol AKT.

SOURCE AKITA Drilling Ltd.

For further information:

Mr. Murray Roth
Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
(403) 292-7950

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