Spectra Energy Corp Names Tim Kennedy as Vice President, Federal Government Affairs, Canada

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HOUSTON, Feb. 8, 2011 /CNW/ -- Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE: SE) today announced Tim Kennedy has been appointed vice president of federal government affairs for Canada. In his capacity, Kennedy will be responsible for all federal Canadian government affairs activities and public policy issues that affect the company, ensuring alignment with Spectra Energy's business operations and strategic objectives within both Canada and the U.S. This is a new position within the company, based in Ottawa.

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"Natural gas is well positioned to play a larger, lasting role in addressing many of North America's energy, economic and environmental policy challenges," said Reggie Hedgebeth, general counsel, Spectra Energy Corp. "Tim's leadership and advocacy on behalf of Spectra Energy in Ottawa will help ensure that our industry will be able to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead with a clear message and a strong voice."

Before joining Spectra Energy, Kennedy served as director, natural resources and environment, for Global Public Affairs, Inc., a consulting company. Prior to that, he was a legislative assistant for the Canadian government and also worked for the Canadian Environment Network. Kennedy received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Theory from the University of Toronto.

Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE: SE), a FORTUNE 500 company, is one of North America's premier natural gas infrastructure companies serving three key links in the natural gas value chain: gathering and processing, transmission and storage, and distribution. For nearly a century, Spectra Energy and its predecessor companies have developed critically important pipelines and related infrastructure connecting natural gas supply sources to premium markets. Based in Houston, Texas, the company operates in the United States and Canada approximately 19,100 miles of transmission pipeline, more than 305 billion cubic feet of storage, as well as natural gas gathering and processing, natural gas liquids operations and local distribution assets. The company also has a 50 percent ownership in DCP Midstream, one of the largest natural gas gatherers and processors in the United States. Spectra Energy is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indexes and the U.S. S&P 500 Carbon Disclosure Project's Leadership Index for both Carbon Performance and Disclosure. For more information, visit www.spectraenergy.com.

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