Jackie Sheppard Appointed to Emera Inc. Board of Directors



    HALIFAX, Feb. 13 /CNW/ - (EMA-TSX): Jacqueline Sheppard, former Executive
Vice-President, Corporate & Legal of Talisman Energy Inc., an independent
upstream oil and gas company, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of
Emera Inc.
    Ms. Sheppard joined Talisman Energy Inc. in 1993 and was responsible for
Legal Affairs, Business Development, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate
Projects, Corporate Communications, Investor Relations, Corporate
Responsibility and Government Affairs. In addition, she played a significant
role in corporate strategy and has extensive experience in business
transactions and risk assessment having completed numerous international and
domestic business transactions to establish Talisman's global business
activities. Ms. Sheppard also served as secretary to the board and has been
recognized nationally in numerous rankings as one of Canada's leading business
women and business lawyers. She is also a Director on the Board of Directors
of NWest Energy Inc.
    "Jackie Sheppard brings extensive knowledge of the energy sector to our
Board of Directors," said Derek Oland, Chair of the Emera Inc. Board.
"Jackie's experience with international markets, as well as her solid
foundation in risk management and governance, makes her a tremendous addition
to the Emera Board."
    Ms. Sheppard holds a BA from Memorial University of Newfoundland, a BA
and MA from Oxford University, and an LLB from McGill University.

    About Emera

    Emera Inc. (EMA-TSX) is an energy and services company with $5.3 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 600,000 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 and 25% of
Grand Bahama Power Company which serves 19,000 customers on the Caribbean
island of Grand Bahama. In addition to its electric utility investments, Emera
owns the Brunswick Pipeline, a 145km gas pipeline in New Brunswick; 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; a 7.4% interest in Open Hydro and Emera Energy
Services which manages energy assets on behalf of third parties. Visit Emera
on the web at www.emera.com.




For further information:

For further information: Sasha Irving, Director, Corporate
Communications, Emera Inc., (902) 428-6685, sasha.irving@emera.com; Jennifer
Nicholson, CA, Director Investor Relations and Strategic Development, (902)
428-6347, Jennifer.Nicholson@emera.com

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