AltaGas Ltd.

AltaGas Ltd.

November 30, 2011 17:13 ET

AltaGas Appoints New Member to Board of Directors

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 30, 2011) - AltaGas Ltd (AltaGas or the Corporation) (TSX:ALA) today announced the appointment of Catherine M. (Kay) Best, FCA, ICD.D, to the Board of Directors of AltaGas Ltd., effective November 30, 2011.

Ms. Best is currently a director of Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. and Superior Plus Corporation. She is an active member of the volunteer community and has served as Chair for the United Way of Calgary. Ms. Best currently serves as a member of the Audit Committee of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede and as a director of the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation and The Calgary Foundation. She also serves on the Audit Committee of the University of Calgary.

"It gives me great pleasure to welcome Ms. Best to the Board of Directors of AltaGas," said David Cornhill, Chairman, President and CEO of AltaGas. "Ms. Best brings a wealth of knowledge and will make an excellent addition to our Board as we position AltaGas for continued growth."

Ms. Best is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants as awarded by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta. She was the Executive Vice-President, Risk Management and Chief Financial Officer of the Calgary Health Region from 2000 to March 2009 and in that role was responsible for all finance functions. Before joining the Calgary Health Region she was with Ernst & Young in Calgary for nineteen years, the last ten as Corporate Audit Partner.

AltaGas is an energy infrastructure business 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 renewable energy sources. For more information visit:

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