Emera Appoints Scott Balfour as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

HALIFAX, Feb. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - (TSX: EMA): Chris Huskilson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Emera Inc., announced today that Scott Balfour has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Emera, effective April 16, 2012.

Mr. Balfour is currently President of Ensimian Capital Corporation, a private company providing consulting services and private investment.  Mr. Balfour previously held the position of President and CFO of Aecon Group Inc., a publicly traded construction and infrastructure development company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.

"Scott is a proven leader with twenty-three years of business experience and an impressive track record of building a highly successful publicly traded construction and infrastructure development company," said Chris Huskilson. "With seventeen years of experience as CFO of Aecon we are confident Scott will be a strong fit for our leadership team."

Judy Steele, who has held the role of interim CFO since May 16, 2011, will work closely with Scott to ensure a smooth transition.

"I want to thank Judy for her time and dedication to the CFO position over the last year," continued Mr. Huskilson. "Judy's experience and expertise were instrumental in guiding Emera through this this interim period."

About Emera Inc.

Emera Inc. is an energy and services company with $6.9 billion in assets and 2011 revenues of $2.1 billion. The company invests in electricity generation, transmission and distribution, as well as gas transmission and utility energy services. Emera's strategy is focused on the transformation of the electricity industry to cleaner generation and the delivery of that clean energy to market. Emera has interests throughout northeastern North America, in three Caribbean countries and in California. More than 80% of the company's earnings come from regulated investments. Emera common and preferred shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and trade respectively under the symbol EMA and EMA.PR.A. Additional information can be accessed at www.emera.com, www.sedar.com, or on www.sec.gov.


For further information:

Investor Relations:
Jill MacDonald, CA 
Manager, Investor Relations
(902) 489-6876

Sasha Irving
Director, Corporate Communications
(902) 229-5104

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