PowerStream Inc.

PowerStream Inc.

January 17, 2007 11:10 ET

PowerStream Donates Over $50,000 to United Way

Company's total contribution since 2004 almost $100,000

YORK REGION, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 17, 2007) - Employee campaign targets were exceeded for the second year in a row as PowerStream Inc., York Region's largest electricity distribution company, donated over $50,000 to the United Way.

In an official presentation at the company's head office, Peter Meffe, Board of Directors Chair, Brian Bentz, President and CEO, and John Glicksman, Executive Vice-President and CFO, handed over a cheque in the amount of $50,100 to Rahul K. Bhardwaj, CEO, United Way of York Region, and Rickesh Lakhani, Campaign Manager, United Way of York Region.

The 2006 PowerStream employee campaign, themed "One from the Heart", raised over $24,000 and was combined with a corporate donation to reach the total donated amount.

"I am extremely proud of what our employees were able to achieve in this year's campaign," Bentz commented. "We set a target of $20,000 and our staff exceeded that figure substantially."

"This is quite an achievement when you consider that this is only our second year for holding an employee campaign," Glicksman, who served as the company's United Way Campaign Chair, added. "Once again, we exceeded every goal that we set."

In accepting the donation on behalf of the United Way of York Region, Bhardwaj commended PowerStream for its continued support. In the three years since PowerStream was created, the company has donated a total of $96,100 to the United Way of York Region.

PowerStream Inc. is one of the largest local electricity distribution companies in Ontario, providing service to more than 225,000 residential and business customers in the municipalities of Aurora, Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan. It is an incorporated entity, jointly owned by the City of Vaughan and the Town of Markham.

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  • PowerStream Inc.
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    Corporate Communications Manager
    (905) 417-6910 or Media Line (24/7): (905) 417-6937
    Email: eric.fagen@powerstream.ca