SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15 (d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report: January 29, 2019
MIDDLESEX WATER COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of||(Commission||(I.R.S. Employer|
|incorporation or organization)||File Number)||Identification No.)|
1500 RONSON ROAD, P.O. BOX 1500, ISELIN, NEW JERSEY 08830
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On January 29, 2019, the Board of Directors of Middlesex Water Company (the "Company") declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.24 per common share payable on March 1, 2019 for shareholders of record as of February 15, 2019. A copy of the press release announcing the dividend declaration is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated into this Form 8-K by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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|99.1||Press Release issued by Middlesex Water Company, dated January 29, 2019.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf of the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|MIDDLESEX WATER COMPANY|
|s/A. Bruce O’Connor|
|A. Bruce O’Connor|
|Sr. Vice President, Treasurer and|
|Chief Financial Officer|
Dated: January 29, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Middlesex Water Company DECLARES
QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND
ISELIN, NJ January 29, 2019 -- Middlesex Water Company (NASDAQ:MSEX) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.24 per share on its common stock payable on March 1, 2019 to holders of record as of February 15, 2019. Middlesex Water has paid cash dividends in varying amounts continually since 1912 and has increased its annual dividend rate for 46 consecutive years.
Middlesex Water currently has a 5% Discount in effect on its Common Stock for participants in the Company’s Investment Plan on purchases made by optional cash payment or dividend reinvestment. The Discount, which commenced January 2, 2019, will continue until 200,000 shares are purchased at the discount price or December 30, 2019, whichever event occurs first.
Organized in 1897, Middlesex Water provides regulated and unregulated water and wastewater utility services in New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania through various subsidiary companies.
Bernadette Sohler, Vice President – Corporate Affairs
Middlesex Water Company