'Community Matters', Union Gas Shows Thunder Bay through Record-Breaking United Way Campaign

$29,277 raised from employee donations and company matching dollars

THUNDER BAY, ON, Dec. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Union Gas has raised $29,277 for United Way of Thunder Bay, the largest amount ever raised by the company during the annual fundraising campaign.

"Year after year, Union Gas employees and retirees bring our company value of community building to life through their generous support of United Way," said David Sword, Union Gas district manager for northwestern Ontario. "As long-standing members of the Thunder Bay community, I'm very proud that our support of United Way and the good work it does here continues to grow stronger, year after year."

All individual employee and retiree donations made during the campaign, which is led by a dedicated volunteer group, are matched dollar for dollar by Union Gas' parent company, Spectra Energy - doubling the community benefit.

"Union Gas and it's employee-led United Way campaign have been an example in how together we can achieve great things! There is a need to help and United Way through contributions like yours assist one in three people in our community," said Joanne Kembel, United Way of Thunder Bay executive director. "Kids will receive warm clothes, neighbors will feel safer in their community and people will have their empty cupboards filled with nutritious food. By giving to one organization you have impacted 29 essential agencies here in Thunder Bay and we thank you for looking into your hearts and being an example in how together we can make change happen."

For over 100 years, Union Gas has been privileged to work in more than 400 Ontario communities. In addition to natural gas delivery services for homes and businesses, Union Gas has contributed to the province through significant economic investments, hundreds of jobs, millions in municipal taxes, energy efficiency programs, thousands of volunteer hours for community organizations, major charitable giving and sponsorships. Last year alone, Union Gas contributed about $3 million to charitable organizations across Ontario, including a year-round Winter Warmth program that provides emergency relief for low-income families who have a difficult time paying their natural gas bills during the year. For more information visit uniongas.com/community.

"Community matters at Union Gas. Through our continued support of United Way and our many other corporate charitable giving programs, we are making a difference for individuals and families here in Thunder Bay," added Sword.

About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with more than 100 years of experience and service to customers. The distribution business serves about 1.4 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across northern, southwestern and eastern Ontario. One of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, Union Gas is a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company, with assets of $5.8 billion and approximately 2,200 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com.

About Spectra Energy
Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE: SE), a FORTUNE 500 company, is one of North America's premier pipeline and midstream companies. Based in Houston, Texas, the company's operations in the United States and Canada include more than 22,000 miles of natural gas, natural gas liquids, and crude oil pipelines, approximately 305 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas storage, as well as natural gas gathering and processing, and local distribution operations. The company also has a 50 percent ownership in DCP Midstream, the largest producer of natural gas liquids and the largest natural gas processor in the United States. Spectra Energy has served North American customers and communities for more than a century. The company's longstanding values are recognized through its inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indexes and the CDP Global 500 and S&P 500 Climate Disclosure and Performance Leadership Indexes. For more information, visit www.spectraenergy.com.

SOURCE Union Gas Limited

For further information:

Andrea Stass
Manager, External Communications and Media Relations
Union Gas Limited
Ph: 519 436-5490 or 1-800-571-8446 ext. 5490
Cell: 519 365-1010
astass@uniongas.com