Emera Announces Leadership Appointments



    HALIFAX, Oct. 12 /CNW/ - (EMA-TSX): The Board of Directors of Emera Inc.
announced today that Robert Hanf has been appointed to the role of President
and Chief Operating Officer of Bangor Hydro-Electric (BHE). He replaces Rob
Bennett, who will be returning to Nova Scotia in the newly created position of
Executive Vice President, Revenue and Sustainability of Nova Scotia Power
Inc.(NSPI) NSPI and BHE are wholly owned subsidiary of Emera Inc.
    Mr. Hanf was previously General Counsel for Emera Inc., and has played a
significant role in Emera's commercial transactions. Prior to joining Emera in
2002, Mr. Hanf was a Partner in the law firm of McCarthy Tetrault LLP,
specializing in energy law.
    Mr. Bennett has worked within the Emera group of companies for the past
19 years. Before joining Bangor Hydro in 2002, he held a variety of positions
at Nova Scotia Power including Regional Manager Northeast, Staff Engineer,
Protection Engineer and Superintendent of Annapolis Hydro. In his new role,
Mr. Bennett will be accountable for directing two significant areas of the
business - environment and customer service excellence.
    "I am very pleased to have such high quality leaders in these key roles,"
said Chris Huskilson, President and CEO of Emera. "These two appointments
underscore our commitment to operational excellence in our key subsidiaries."

    About Emera

    Emera Inc. (EMA-TSX) is an energy and services company with $4.0 billion
in assets. Electricity is Emera's core business. The company has two
wholly-owned regulated electric utility subsidiaries, Nova Scotia Power Inc.
and Bangor Hydro-Electric Company, which together serve 590,000 customers.
Emera also owns 19% of St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited, which serves
more than 50,000 customers on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. In addition
to its electric utility investments, Emera has a joint venture interest in
Bear Swamp, a 600 megawatt pumped storage hydro-electric facility in northern
Massachusetts; a 12.9% interest in the Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline; and
Emera Energy Services which manages energy assets on behalf of third parties
and provides related services. Visit Emera on the web at www.emera.com.




For further information:

For further information: Jennifer Nicholson, CA, Director, Investor
Relations and Strategic Development, (902) 428-6347; Sasha Irving, Director,
Corporate Communications, (902) 428-6685

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