updated 5/5/2011 9:45:34 PM ET 2011-05-06T01:45:34

FARGO, N.D., May 5, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Otter Tail Corporation (Nasdaq:OTTR) announced today that the Board of Directors declared a quarterly common dividend of $0.2975 cents per share, payable on June 10, 2011 to shareholders of record on May 13, 2011. This represents the 290th consecutive quarter that dividends have been paid on common stock.

The Board also declared quarterly dividends on the corporation's four series of preferred stock, payable June 1, 2011 to shareholders of record on May 13, 2011.

The corporation will issue a news release announcing first quarter results for 2011 after the market close on May 9, 2011.

About The Corporation: Otter Tail Corporation has interests in diversified operations that include an electric utility and energy services company, wind energy and transportation, health services, food ingredient processing, infrastructure businesses which include manufacturing, construction and plastics. Otter Tail Corporation stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol OTTR. The latest investor and corporate information is available at www.ottertail.com. Corporate offices are located in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, and Fargo, North Dakota.

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CONTACT: Investor contact:
         (800) 664-1259

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