OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Embarq Corporation (NYSE: EQ) today announced that its board of directors has declared fourth quarter dividends for EMBARQ Common Stock. A dividend of $.50 per share is payable December 31, 2006, to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 8, 2006.

About EMBARQ:

EMBARQ (NYSE: EQ), headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, offers a complete suite of common sense communications services. The company has approximately 20,000 employees and operates in 18 states. EMBARQ, which is expected to rank among the Fortune 500, is included in the S&P 500.

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 integrated local voice and data services, long distance, Business Class DSL, wireless, enhanced data network services, voice and data communication equipment and managed network services.

EMBARQ believes that by focusing on the communities the company serves and by employing common sense and practical ingenuity, it is able to provide customers with a committed partner, dedicated customer service and innovative products for work and home. For more information, visit http://www.embarq.com .

SOURCE Embarq Corporation