Otelco Inc. (AMEX: OTT) (TSX: OTT.un), the sole wireline telephone services provider in several rural communities in Alabama, Maine and Missouri, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a distribution of $0.42 per Income Deposit Security (each an “IDS”), which will be made on July 2, 2007 to holders of record at the close of business on June 15, 2007.Each IDS is comprised of one share of Class A Common Stock and $7.50 principal amount of 13% senior subordinated notes due 2019.
The distribution consists of a dividend of $0.17625 per share of Class A common stock and an interest payment on the senior subordinated notes for the period from March 30, 2007 through June 29, 2007 of $0.24375 per note.
Otelco Inc., headquartered in Oneonta, Alabama, provides wireline telephone services in portions of Alabama, Maine and Missouri. The Company’s services include local and long distance telephone, network access, transport services, digital high-speed and dial-up Internet access, cable television and other telephone related services. With more than 65,300 access lines, cable modems and digital subscriber lines, which are collectively referred to as access line equivalents, Otelco is among the top 40 largest local exchange carriers in the United States based on number of access line. Otelco operates six incumbent telephone companies serving rural markets, or rural local exchange carriers, each of which can trace its history as a local telecommunications provider as far back as the early 1900s. It also provides competitive telephone services through several subsidiaries. For more information, visit the Company’s web site at www.otelco.net.