HALIFAX, May 1 /CNW/ - Given the "essential services" nature of most of
our businesses, Emera Inc. takes seriously the heightened concerns of the
potential influenza pandemic. As part of our business continuity planning,
Emera has taken many steps in the last number of days to ensure the health and
safety of its employees and the public.
In light of these concerns, Emera Inc. today announced plans to enhance
the webcasting and teleconference options for its Annual General Meeting.
These efforts are being put in place to ensure shareholders can participate in
the meeting remotely, if they do not wish to attend in person.
The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 6, 2:00 p.m. at the Cunard
Centre in Halifax. Emera will webcast the meeting with full streaming video
and provide teleconference capability. With this enhanced technology,
shareholders will be able to participate in the discussion of the meeting as
well as the question and answer session via telephone or e-mail, and vote in
advance of the meeting as provided for by the proxy.
These enhancements to the Annual General Meeting are just one step in our
continuity plan, which to date includes limiting business travel and large
gatherings, and using teleconference meetings whenever possible.
The Company is encouraging shareholders to take advantage of the webcast
and teleconference offerings, although they can attend in person, if they
Shareholders are reminded they have the opportunity to vote by telephone
or internet, as provided for by the proxy, by Tuesday, May 5, 2009, with
extended hours to midnight for shareholders' convenience.
Further information is available at www.emera.com
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 145-km 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, (902) 428-6685,