MONTREAL, Jan. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Valener Inc. ("Valener") (TSX: VNR),
created in the context of the reorganization of Gaz Métro Limited
Partnership's ("Gaz Métro") public ownership structure, will hold a
telephone conference with financial analysts on Monday, February 14,
2011, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern time) to discuss its results and those of
Gaz Métro for the first quarter ended December 31, 2010.
Pursuant to an administration and management support agreement entered
into between Valener and Gaz Métro on September 30, 2010, Gaz Métro
acts as manager of Valener. To that effect, Sophie Brochu, President
and Chief Executive Officer, and Pierre Despars, Executive Vice
President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Financial Officer of Gaz Métro
inc., Gaz Métro's general partner, will be the speakers. This will be
followed by a question period. Results will be released in the morning
on the same day.
The conference can be accessed live by dialling 416-644-3426 or toll-free 1-800-731-5319. It will also be Webcast on Valener's Web site (www.valener.com) in the Investors section under "Events and Presentations".
Media and other interested individuals are invited to listen in.
Speakers will be available after the conference call for interviews and
to answer questions from the media.
Rebroadcasts can be accessed for 30 days by telephone at 416-640-1917 or
toll-free at 1-877-289-8525 (access code: 4402491#), and for 90 days on
Valener's Web site.
Valener is a new publicly listed corporation which holds an economic
interest of approximately 29% in Gaz Métro. Valener therefore has a
stake in the energy industry and benefits from the diversified profile
of Gaz Métro, both geographically and by business segment. Valener also
holds a 24.5% indirect interest in the wind power projects jointly
developed, directly or indirectly, by Beaupré Éole General Partnership
and Boralex Inc. on the private property of the Séminaire de Québec.
Valener may also pursue its own development projects and acquisition
strategies subject to a non-competition undertaking in favour of
Gaz Métro and to applicable limitations under its credit facility.
Valener's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under
the symbol "VNR". www.valener.com
Gaz Métro Overview
With over 3.6 billion in assets, Gaz Métro is Québec's leading natural
gas distributor. Operating in this regulated industry for over 50
years, Gaz Métro has become the trusted energy provider to some 182,000
customers in Québec and 138,000 customers in Vermont while developing
the skills and expertise needed to diversify beyond natural gas. Gaz
Métro's prudent growth strategy has been marked by the successful entry
into electricity distribution in Vermont and development of wind power
projects in Québec. Offering historically strong and stable
distributions and showing a competitive spirit, Gaz Métro is committed
to its customers, Partners, employees and the community. www.gazmetro.com
SOURCE Valener Inc.
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