HomeServe USA Emergency Home Repair Plan Service Provider Enters Canadian Market

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    HOMESERVE SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH EPCOR UTILITIES INC.

    Key Messages:

    -- EPCOR Utilities Inc. is HomeServe's first Canadian affinity partner

    -- HomeServe will offer Albertans a broad range of household protection
    plans covering water and sewer lines, heating, water heating, and
    electrical wiring systems

    -- HomeServe will be the first company to offer exterior water or sewer
    service line coverage to homeowners in Canada



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STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 22, 2011 /CNW/ -- HomeServe USA Corp. (HomeServe), a leading provider of emergency home repair service programs, is pleased to announce its expansion into the Canadian market with the signing of an agreement with EPCOR Utilities Inc. (EPCOR). The approximately 1.3 million residential households across the province of Alberta, Canada, will soon have access to a broad new array of enhanced home repair plans through HomeServe. The plans offered by HomeServe protect homeowners from the cost and inconvenience of repairs that are not covered by basic home insurance or a local utility.

"We are pleased to announce our expansion into the Canadian market with EPCOR Utilities Inc., our first Canadian affinity partner," said Tom Rusin, Chief Executive Officer, HomeServe USA. "We look forward to working with the EPCOR team to service Albertans with affordable options and guaranteed repairs for many years to come."

In April 2012, Albertans will begin receiving information from HomeServe describing the affordable protection plans available to them, including coverage designed for water and sewer service lines interior plumbing and drainage piping, heating/water heating systems, and electric wiring. HomeServe USA, which provides 1.4 million home emergency service plans under more than 21 utility brands, two manufacturing brands, and under the HomeServe name, will be the first company to offer exterior water or sewer service line coverage to homeowners in Canada.

"We felt that this was a reasonable option to offer homeowners to cover unexpected utility repair expenses not currently covered," said EPCOR President and CEO Don Lowry. "We look forward to working with HomeServe to give homeowners another way to protect their most important asset - their home."

Customers holding these plans through HomeServe will have access to an Emergency Repair Hotline that is accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to bring local, licensed and insured contractors right to their home for repairs.

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    About HomeServe
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HomeServe USA Corp (HomeServe) is an independent provider of homeowner assistance services. The company was established in 2003 and has grown to protect 1 million holding 1.4 million service plans across the US against the expense and inconvenience of water, sewer, electrical and other home emergencies. HomeServe dedicates itself to being a customer focused company offering best practices in marketing and service. For more information about HomeServe, please go to www.homeserveusa.com

About EPCOR Utilities Inc.

EPCOR's wholly owned subsidiaries build, own and operate electrical transmission and distribution networks, water and wastewater treatment facilities and infrastructure in Canada and the United States. EPCOR, headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, is an Alberta Top 50 employer. EPCOR's website is www.epcor.ca

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SOURCE HomeServe USA Corp

For further information: CONTACT: HomeServe: Beth Crisafi, bcrisafi@gibbs-soell.com, or Lauren Weybrew, lweybrew@gibbs-soell.com, or Greg Sherry, Gibbs & Soell Public Relations, +1-212-697-2600, or Myles Meehan, +1-203-356-4259, HomeService@homeserveusa.com; or EPCOR Contact: Tim le Riche, +1-780-969-8238, tleriche@epcor.ca Web Site: http://www.homeserveusa.com

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