HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - February 3, 2011) - The Board of Directors of Houston Wire & Cable Company (NASDAQ: HWCC) today declared a cash dividend of $0.085 per share on the Common Stock, payable February 25, 2011, to shareholders of record of Common Stock at the close of business on February 14, 2011.

The Company continues sharing its success with shareholders as this first quarter dividend marks the fifteenth payment since the dividend initiation in August 2007.

For more information, visit the Investor Relations page on our website at www.houwire.com.

About the Company 

With 35 years experience in the industry, Houston Wire & Cable Company is one of the largest distributors of wire and cable in the U.S. industrial distribution market. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, HWCC has sales and distribution facilities strategically located throughout the nation.

Standard stock items available for immediate delivery include continuous and interlocked armor, instrumentation, medium voltage, high temperature, portable cord, power cables, private branded products, including LifeGuard™, a low-smoke, zero-halogen cable, mechanical wire and cable and related hardware, including wire rope, lifting products, synthetic rope and slings and custom fabrication. HWCC's comprehensive value-added services include same-day shipping, knowledgeable sales staff, inventory management programs, just-in-time delivery, logistics support, customized internet-based ordering capabilities and 24/7/365 service.

Contact Information:

Hope M. Novosad
Manager - Investor Relations
Direct: 713.609.2110
Fax: 713.609.2168