MCLEAN, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/11/12 -- Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated ("PTGi") (NYSE: PTGI), a global facilities-based integrated provider of advanced telecommunications products and services, announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a special cash dividend of $0.50 per share on all issued and outstanding PTGi common stock. The special cash dividend will be paid on December 28, 2012 to holders of record of PTGi common stock as of December 21, 2012. The ex-dividend date for this special dividend is December 19, 2012.
Peter D. Aquino, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PTGi, stated, "In light of our progress on outstanding items, such as our recent work on the working capital settlement concerning our divesture of our Australian business segment and our consistent positive free cash flow profile, we are now able to offer shareholders an additional $0.50 a share in the form of a dividend while staying on track with our financial and operational objectives."
PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated) is a leading provider of advanced communication solutions, including, traditional and IP voice, data, mobile services, broadband Internet, colocation, hosting, and outsourced managed services to business and residential customers in the United States and Canada. PTGi is also one of the leading international wholesale service providers to fixed and mobile network operators worldwide. PTGi owns and operates its own global network of next-generation IP soft switches, media gateways, hosted IP/SIP platforms, broadband infrastructure, fiber capacity, and data centers located in Canada. Founded in 1994, PTGi is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.
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