OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - May 14, 2007 -- The Board of Directors of Tortoise North American Energy Corp. (NYSE: TYN) today declared the company's second quarter 2007 dividend of $0.36 per share, compared to $0.35 in the previous quarter. The dividend will be distributed on June 1, 2007 to stockholders of record on May 24, 2007. This represents a 2.9 percent increase over the distribution for the prior quarter. In addition, the company announced an expected foreign source income tax credit for the income tax withheld during this quarter of approximately $0.05 per share.
For tax purposes, the character of the dividend and the amount of the tax credit will be determined at year-end and will be reported to stockholders at the beginning of 2008 on their Form 1099. Based on current company financial information, a significant portion of this dividend is estimated to consist of return of capital. This is subject to change based upon completion of the company's fiscal year.
About Tortoise North American Energy Corp.
Tortoise North American Energy Corp. invests in a portfolio consisting primarily of publicly traded Canadian royalty trusts and income trusts (collectively, RITs) and publicly traded United States master limited partnerships (MLPs) with an emphasis on the midstream and downstream North American energy sector. Tortoise North American Energy Corp.'s goal is to provide its stockholders with a high level of total return with an emphasis on current dividends.
About Tortoise Capital Advisors, LLC
Tortoise Capital Advisors, LLC, the adviser to Tortoise North American Energy Corp., is a pioneer in the capital markets for master limited partnership (MLP) investment companies and a leader in closed-end funds and separately managed accounts focused on MLPs in the energy infrastructure sector. As of April 30, 2007, the adviser had approximately $2.9 billion of assets under management.
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Contact information: Tortoise Capital Advisors, LLC, Pam Kearney, Investor Relations, (866) 362-9331, email@example.com