OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --Embarq Corporation (NYSE: EQ) announced today that its board of directors has declared a dividend on the company's common stock. A dividend of $0.6875 per share is payable March 31, 2009 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 17, 2009.


Embarq Corporation (NYSE: EQ), headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., offers a complete suite of communications services. EMBARQ has operations in 18 states and is in the Fortune 500(R) list of America's largest corporations.

For consumers, EMBARQ offers an innovative portfolio of services that includes reliable local and long distance home phone service, high-speed Internet, wireless, and satellite TV from DISH Network(R) -- all on one monthly bill.

For businesses, EMBARQ has a comprehensive range of flexible and integrated services designed to help businesses of all sizes be more productive and communicate with their customers. This service portfolio includes local voice and data services, long distance, Business Class High Speed Internet, wireless, satellite TV from DIRECTV(R), enhanced data network services, voice and data communication equipment and managed network services.

For more information, visit embarq.com.

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SOURCE Embarq Corporation 

CONTACT: Investors,  Trevor Erxleben , 1-866-591-1964, investorrelations@embarq.com, or Media,  Debra Peterson , +1-913-323-4881, debra.d.peterson@embarq.com, both of Embarq Corporation

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