CORNING, N.Y., Feb. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Corning Natural Gas Holding Corporation’s (Other OTC: CNIG) Board of Directors declared a dividend for the March 31, 2019 ending quarter.  On January 29, 2019, the Company’s Board of Directors approved an increase in the common stock dividend to $0.145/share, which is equal to an annualized rate of $0.58/share.  This is an increase from the annualized rate of $0.56/share in 2018.  “This is our 10th consecutive year that the Company has increased its dividend since reinstituting the cash dividend payment in 2009,” stated Mike German, CEO for the Company. The Board also approved its 6% Series A Cumulative Preferred Stock and Series B Convertible Preferred Stock dividend for shareholders of record on March 29, 2019, payable on or about April 15, 2019.

Corning Natural Gas Holding Corporation, incorporated in 2013, is a publicly traded company and the parent company of Corning Natural Gas Corporation.  Corning Natural Gas Corporation (a New York State regulated utility company established in 1904), Corning Natural Gas Appliance Corporation, and Pike County Light and Power are 100% owned subsidiary companies of the holding corporation.  Leatherstocking Gas Company and Leatherstocking Pipeline Company are 50% owned subsidiaries of the holding corporation.  Corning Natural Gas provides safe, reliable natural gas service to 15,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the Southern Tier and Central Regions of New York State.  Leatherstocking Gas Company provides natural gas utility service in Susquehanna and Bradford Counties in Pennsylvania.  Pike County Light and Power provide both natural gas utility service and electric service to Pike County, Pennsylvania. To learn more about investor relations, visit www.corninggas.com.  

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CONTACT:Mike German
 CEO
Phone: (607) 936-3758 ext. 239
Fax: (607) 936-2844