Nicor Declares Dividend

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from Nicor Inc.

    NAPERVILLE, Ill., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Nicor
 Inc. declared a quarterly common stock dividend of 44 cents per share, payable
 August 1, 2001, to stockholders of record June 29, 2001.  This payment
 continues the annual rate of $1.76 per share established with the May 1, 2001
 dividend.
 
     Dividends for Nicor preferred stock also declared payable August 1, 2001
 are:
      4.48% preferred               $.56
      5.00% preferred               $.625
      5.00% convertible preferred   $.625
 
     Nicor (NYSE:   GAS) is a holding company.  Its principal businesses are
 Nicor Gas, one of the nation's largest gas distribution companies, and
 Tropical Shipping, a containerized shipping business that operates between
 Florida and the Caribbean.  Nicor also owns several unregulated energy-related
 businesses and is a partner in Nicor Energy, a retail energy marketer.  For
 more information, visit the Nicor website at http://www.nicor.com .
 
 

SOURCE Nicor Inc.
    NAPERVILLE, Ill., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Nicor
 Inc. declared a quarterly common stock dividend of 44 cents per share, payable
 August 1, 2001, to stockholders of record June 29, 2001.  This payment
 continues the annual rate of $1.76 per share established with the May 1, 2001
 dividend.
 
     Dividends for Nicor preferred stock also declared payable August 1, 2001
 are:
      4.48% preferred               $.56
      5.00% preferred               $.625
      5.00% convertible preferred   $.625
 
     Nicor (NYSE:   GAS) is a holding company.  Its principal businesses are
 Nicor Gas, one of the nation's largest gas distribution companies, and
 Tropical Shipping, a containerized shipping business that operates between
 Florida and the Caribbean.  Nicor also owns several unregulated energy-related
 businesses and is a partner in Nicor Energy, a retail energy marketer.  For
 more information, visit the Nicor website at http://www.nicor.com .
 
 SOURCE  Nicor Inc.