Media Advisory - President and CEO John Walker to hold media teleconference to discuss Terasen Gas' move to a shared brand name with FortisBC, effective March 1, 2011

SURREY, BC, Feb. 23 /CNW/ - John Walker, Terasen Gas and FortisBC President and CEO, will hold a media teleconference to discuss today's announcement that Terasen Gas and FortisBC will begin operating under a shared FortisBC brand name, logo and identity, and to answer questions about the change from reporters.

The move to a shared brand name and identity reflects the shared energy expertise of the two companies which together deliver more energy than any other B.C. utility.

Media teleconference details are as follows:

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    Who:               Reporters are invited to ask questions of John Walker,
                       President and CEO, Terasen Gas and FortisBC

    When:              Wednesday, February 23, 2011
                       10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

    Call-in number:    1-877-385-4099 (toll-free)

    Passcode ID:       7606986 followed by the pound sign
    >>

Media representatives interested in participating in the teleconference are asked to dial in 10 minutes early to ensure we can start the call on time at 10:30 a.m.

About Terasen Gas

Terasen Gas is composed of the operations of Terasen Gas Inc., Terasen Gas (Vancouver Island) Inc., and Terasen Gas (Whistler) Inc. Terasen Gas is a leading integrated energy solutions provider, focused on the safe and reliable provision of natural gas, propane and alternative energy solutions. Terasen Gas serves approximately 939,000 residential and commercial customers in more than 125 B.C. communities. Terasen Gas is indirectly wholly owned by Fortis Inc., the largest investor-owned distribution utility in Canada. Fortis Inc. shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and trade under the symbol FTS. Additional information can be accessed at www.fortisinc.com or www.sedar.com.

About FortisBC

FortisBC Inc. is an integrated regulated electric utility based in Kelowna, British Columbia. Focused on the safe delivery of reliable and cost-effective electricity, FortisBC serves approximately 161,000 customers directly and indirectly through wholesale utilities in the southern interior of B.C. FortisBC owns and operates four regulated hydroelectric generating plants and approximately 7,000 kilometres of transmission and distribution power lines. FortisBC is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Fortis Inc., the largest investor-owned distribution utility in Canada. Fortis Inc. shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and trade under the symbol FTS. Additional information can be accessed at www.fortisinc.com or www.sedar.com.

SOURCE Terasen Gas

For further information: Media contact: Nancy MacLeod, APR, Manager, Corporate Communications, FortisBC Inc. and Terasen Gas, Cell: 250 801-8016, Email: nancy.macleod@fortisbc.com

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