Penn Virginia Corporation Declares Dividend

RADNOR, Pa.--

Penn Virginia Corporation (NYSE: PVA) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.05625 per share payable November 19, 2008 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 10, 2008. This will be the Company's 447th consecutive quarterly dividend payment.

Headquartered in Radnor, PA and a member of the S&P SmallCap 600 Index, Penn Virginia Corporation (NYSE: PVA) is an independent natural gas and oil company focused on the exploration, acquisition, development and production of reserves in onshore regions of the U.S., including the East Texas, Mississippi, the Mid-Continent region, the Appalachian Basin and the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas. PVA also owns approximately 77 percent of Penn Virginia GP Holdings, L.P. (NYSE: PVG), the owner of the general partner and the largest unit holder of Penn Virginia Resource Partners, L.P. (NYSE: PVR), a manager of coal and natural resource properties and related assets and the operator of a midstream natural gas gathering and processing business.

For more information, please visit PVA's website at www.pennvirginia.com.

Source: Penn Virginia Corporation