Fortis Inc. Announces Third Quarter Dividends-2008

05/05/2008 15:55 EST

ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR - Today, the Board of Directors of Fortis Inc. (the "Corporation")
(TSX:FTS) has declared the following dividends: 1. $0.25 per share on the issued and outstanding fully paid Common Shares of the Corporation,
payable on September 1, 2008 to the Common Shareholders of Record at the close of business on August 8, 2008; 2. $0.340625 per share on the First Preference Shares, Series "C" of the Corporation, payable on
September 1, 2008 to the Shareholders of Record at the close of business on August 8, 2008; 3. $0.3063 per share on the First Preference Shares, Series "E" of the Corporation, payable on
September 1, 2008 to the Shareholders of Record at the close of business on August 8, 2008; and, 4. $0.3063 per share on the First Preference Shares, Series "F" of the Corporation, payable on
September 1, 2008 to the Shareholders of Record at the close of business on August 8, 2008. The Corporation has designated the common share dividend and preference share dividends as
eligible dividends for federal and provincial dividend tax credit purposes. Fortis Inc. is the largest investor-owned distribution utility in Canada.
With total assets exceeding $10 billion and annual revenues of more than $2.7 billion,
the Corporation serves almost 2,000,000 gas and electricity customers. Its regulated
holding include a natural gas utility in British Columbia and electric distribution
utilities in five Canadian provinces and three Caribbean countries. Fortis owns
non-regulated generation assets across Canada and in Belize and Upper New York State.
It also owns hotels and commercial real estate across Canada. Fortis Inc. shares
are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and trade under the symbol FTS.
Fortis Inc. Ms. Donna Hynes Manager, Investor Relations 709-737-2800 709-737-5307 (FAX)

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