Calgary, Alberta (June 28, 2018)
AltaGas Ltd. (AltaGas) (TSX:ALA) and WGL Holdings, Inc. (WGL) (NYSE:WGL) today issued the following statement in response to the oral decision of the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia (DC PSC) to approve the AltaGas and WGL transaction (the WGL Acquisition) with certain modifications to the unanimous settlement agreement dated May 8, 2018:
"We are pleased the DC PSC is prepared to unanimously approve the proposed combination of AltaGas and WGL,” said David Harris, President and Chief Executive Officer of AltaGas. “The Commission indicated the written order will include certain additional conditions, in alignment with the unanimous settlement agreement. AltaGas will review the conditions so we are in a position to meet the Commission’s timeline for acceptance by settling parties within five days, upon which approval of the WGL Acquisition will be final. We are confident that the combined company will deliver exceptional service at affordable rates to customers in the District, while promoting local employment and job creation in the energy sector and providing more clean energy choices to customers.”
Learn more about the combination at www.wgldeliveringmore.com.
AltaGas is an energy infrastructure company with a focus on natural gas, power and regulated utilities. AltaGas creates value by acquiring, growing and optimizing its energy infrastructure, including a focus on clean energy sources. For more information visit: www.altagas.ca
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