Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. Maintains Dividend; Sets Annual Meeting

Feb 07, 2013, 06:00 ET from Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.

HONOLULU, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 6, 2013, the board of directors of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE-HE) (HEI) maintained the regular quarterly cash dividend of 31 cents per share, payable March 13, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 21, 2013 (ex-dividend date is February 19, 2013).  The dividend is equivalent to an annual rate of $1.24 per share.

Dividends have been paid continuously since 1901.  At the indicated annual dividend rate and the closing share price on February 6, 2013 of $27.08, HEI's yield is 4.6%.

In addition, HEI's 30th annual meeting of shareholders has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at 9:30 a.m., in Room 805, American Savings Bank Tower 8th Floor, 1001 Bishop Street, Honolulu, Hawaii.  Shareholders of record at the close of business on February 28, 2013, will be entitled to vote.

HEI intends to continue to use its website, www.hei.com, as a means of disclosing additional information.  Such disclosures will be included on HEI's website in the Investor Relations section.  Accordingly, investors should routinely monitor such portions of HEI's website, in addition to following the HEI, Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. (HECO) and American Savings Bank, F.S.B. (American) press releases, HEI's and HECO's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings and HEI's public conference calls and webcasts.  The information on HEI's website is not incorporated by reference in this document or in HEI's and HECO's SEC filings unless, and except to the extent, specifically incorporated by reference.  Investors may also wish to refer to the Public Utilities Commission of the State of Hawaii (PUC) website at dms.puc.hawaii.gov/dms in order to review documents filed with and issued by the PUC.  No information on the PUC website is incorporated by reference in this document or in HEI's and HECO's SEC filings.

HEI supplies power to approximately 450,000 customers or 95% of Hawaii's population through its electric utilities, HECO, Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. and Maui Electric Company, Limited and provides a wide array of banking and other financial services to consumers and businesses through American, one of Hawaii's largest financial institutions.


Shelee M.T. Kimura

Manager, Investor Relations &

Telephone: (808) 543-7384

Strategic Planning  

E-mail: skimura@hei.com

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