Media Advisory: Fortis Inc. Annual Meeting of Shareholders

05/01/2009 08:00 EST

St. John’s, NL – May 1, 2009

Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS) will hold its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. (Newfoundland time), 9:00 a.m. (EDT), at the Holiday Inn St. John's, 180 Portugal Cove Road, St. John’s, NL.


The presentation that will be given during the meeting will be webcast on the Fortis Inc. website at

Mr. H. Stanley Marshall, President and Chief Executive Officer, Fortis Inc., will review the important events of the past year.  Mr. Barry V. Perry, Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Fortis Inc., will review the financial performance of the Corporation in 2008 and provide an overview of results for the first quarter 2009.

WHAT:           Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Fortis Inc.

WHERE:         Holiday Inn St. John’s
                        180 Portugal Cove Road, St. John’s, NL

WHEN:           Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. (Newfoundland time), 9:00 a.m. (EDT)


Fortis Inc. is the largest investor-owned distribution utility in Canada.  With total assets approaching $12 billion and annual revenues totalling $3.9 billion, the Corporation serves more than 2,000,000 gas and electricity customers.  Its regulated holdings include electric distribution utilities in five Canadian provinces and three Caribbean countries and a natural gas utility in British Columbia.  Fortis owns and operates 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.  Additional information can be accessed at or

Fortis Inc. Donna Hynes Manager, Investor and Public Relations 709-737-2800

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