The Andersons, Inc. Announces Cash Dividend for the First Quarter

PRNewswire-FirstCall
MAUMEE, Ohio
Dec 19, 2008

The Andersons, Inc. today announced a first quarter 2009 cash dividend of 8.5 cents ($0.085) payable January 23, 2009, to shareholders of record on January 2, 2009.

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This is The Andersons' 49th consecutive quarterly cash dividend since its listing on the Nasdaq on February 20, 1996. There are approximately 18.1 million common shares outstanding.

About The Andersons, Inc.

The Andersons, Inc. is a diversified company with interests in the grain, ethanol and plant nutrient sectors of U.S. agriculture, as well as in railcar leasing and repair, turf products production, and general merchandise retailing. Founded in Maumee, Ohio, in 1947, the company now has operations in 12 U.S. states and Puerto Rico, plus rail equipment leasing interests in Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit The Andersons online at www.andersonsinc.com.

First Call Analyst:
FCMN Contact: debra_crow@andersonsinc.com

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SOURCE: The Andersons, Inc.

CONTACT: Gary L. Smith, VP, Finance & Treasurer of The Andersons, Inc.,
+1-419-891-6417, gary_smith@andersonsinc.com


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