CALGARY, May 15, 2013 /CNW/ - AKITA Drilling Ltd.'s Board of Directors approved the payment of a quarterly dividend to shareholders.

AKITA Drilling Ltd.'s Board of Directors approved an ordinary cash dividend of eight cents ($0.08) per share on the Outstanding Class A Non-Voting and Class B Common shares of the Corporation for payment on July 2, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business June 18, 2013.  This dividend is an eligible dividend for Canadian Income Tax Purposes.

AKITA is an Alberta corporation engaged in the contract drilling business and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol AKT.

SOURCE: AKITA Drilling Ltd.