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Unitil Declares Common Stock Dividend

HAMPTON, N.H., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Unitil Corporation (NYSE: UTL) (www.unitil.com) today announced that its Board of Directors declared the regular quarterly dividend on the Company's common stock of $0.345 per share, payable on August 15, 2011 to shareholders of record on August 1, 2011. This quarterly dividend results in a current effective annual dividend rate of $1.38 per share.

About Unitil Corporation

Unitil Corporation provides for the necessities of life, safely and reliably delivering natural gas and electricity throughout northern New England. We are committed to the communities we serve and to developing people, business practices, and technologies that lead to dependable, more efficient energy.Unitil Corporation is a public utility holding company with affiliates that include Unitil Energy Systems, Inc., Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company, Northern Utilities, Inc., and Granite State Gas Transmission, Inc. Together, Unitil's operating utilities serve approximately 100,900 electric customers and 70,800 natural gas customers. Other subsidiaries include Unitil Service Corp. and Usource, Unitil's non-regulated business segment. For more information about our people, technologies, and community involvement please visit www.unitil.com.

For more information please contact:
David Chong - Investor Relations
Phone: 603-773-6499
Email: chong@unitil.com

Alec O'Meara - Media Relations
Phone: 603-773-6404
Email: omeara@unitil.com

SOURCE Unitil Corporation