Jim Eisenhauer Appointed to Nova Scotia Power Board of Directors

    HALIFAX, Oct. 3 /CNW/ - Jim Eisenhauer, the chief executive of a
Lunenburg, N.S.-based equipment manufacturing company, has been appointed to
the Board of Directors of Nova Scotia Power Inc.
    He is President and Chief Executive Officer of ABCO Group Limited, which
has holdings in manufacturing and distribution activities.
    Mr. Eisenhauer has 30 years of industry experience, and has served on
Boards of Directors in both the private and public sectors. He is presently a
Board Member of Atlantic Industries Ltd., Nova Scotia Business Inc., and
Composites Atlantic Limited. He has previously served on the boards of
organizations such as Nova Scotia Voluntary Planning (Chair), Nova Scotia
Innovation Corporation, the Premier's Council on Innovation and Technology,
and the Nova Scotia Community College Foundation.
    "We are very pleased to welcome Jim Eisenhauer to our Board of
Directors," said John McLennan, Chair of the Nova Scotia Power Board. "He
understands Nova Scotia industry, which is a key stakeholder for our company.
He has an impressive record in senior roles in business and in voluntary
organizations that help shape this province."
    Mr. Eisenhauer is a graduate of both the Nova Scotia Technical College
and Dalhousie University. He is a Professional Engineer and a Fellow of the
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia.
    In 2006, Nova Scotia Power established its own Board of Directors
distinct from that of Emera Inc., its parent company. In addition to
Mr. McLennan, the Nova Scotia Power Board includes:

    - George Caines, a partner in Stewart McKelvey, Atlantic Canada's leading
      law firm;
    - Irene d'Entremont, President of ITG Information Management Inc. in
    - Wesley Armour, President, Armour Transportation of Moncton
      New Brunswick;
    - Marie Rounding, former President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of
      the Canadian Gas Association;
    - Ralph Tedesco, former President and CEO of Nova Scotia Power;
    - Derek Oland, Chair of the Board of Nova Scotia Power's holding company,
      Emera Inc.;
    - Chris Huskilson, President and CEO of Emera Inc.;
    - Rob Bennett, President and CEO, Nova Scotia Power.

    About Nova Scotia Power

    Nova Scotia Power Inc. is the largest wholly-owned subsidiary of Emera
Inc. (TSX-EMA), a diversified energy and services company. Nova Scotia Power
provides more than 95% of the generation, transmission and distribution of
electrical power to 480,000 customers in the province. The company is focused
on new technologies to enhance customer service and reliability, reduce
emissions and add renewable energy. Nova Scotia Power has 1,700 employees and
$3 billion in assets.

    For broadcast use:

    A well-known businessman from Lunenburg has been appointed to the board
of directors of Nova Scotia Power.
    Jim Eisenhauer is President and C-E-O of ABCO (Ab-co) Group, a
Lunenburg-based company with holdings in manufacturing and distribution
    The announcement was made today by John McLennan, who is Chairman of Nova
Scotia Power's board of directors.

For further information:

For further information: Margaret Murphy, Manager, Public Affairs, Nova
Scotia Power, (902) 428-6436

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