AltaGas Utility Group Inc.

AltaGas Utility Group Inc.

April 13, 2009 11:55 ET

AltaGas Utility Group Inc. to Hold Annual Meeting of Shareholders

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 13, 2009) - AltaGas Utility Group Inc. (Utility Group) (TSX:AUI) will hold its Annual Meeting of Shareholders at 3:00 p.m. MDT on Monday, April 20, 2009. The meeting will take place in the Royal Room at the Metropolitan Centre, located at 333 - 4th Ave S.W. in Calgary, Alberta.

An audio webcast of the Annual Meeting will be accessible at or through the Utility Group's website at A replay of the webcast will be available for three months and a transcript of the meeting will be posted at

AltaGas Utility Group Inc. is a publicly traded company holding interests in AltaGas Utilities Inc., Heritage Gas Limited and Inuvik Gas Ltd. Combined, these regulated natural gas distribution businesses serve more than 71,000 customers in three areas of Canada through an infrastructure of over 20,000 kilometres of pipelines. Utility Group also holds an interest in the Ikhil Joint Venture which produces and supplies natural gas in Inuvik, Northwest Territories. Utility Group intends to pursue opportunities to invest in infrastructure-based utility and related businesses with long-term, stable returns.

AltaGas Utility Group's 8.1 million common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol AUI.

This news release contains forward-looking statements. When used in this news release, the words "may", "would", "could", "will", "intend", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "seek", "propose", "estimate", "expect", and similar expressions, as they relate to Utility Group or an affiliate, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In particular, this news release contains forward-looking statements with respect to, among other things, business objectives, expected growth, results of operations, performance, business projects and opportunities and financial results. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect Utility Group's current views with respect to future events based on certain material factors and assumptions and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including without limitation, changes in market, competition, governmental or regulatory developments, general economic conditions and other factors set out in Utility Group's public disclosure documents. Many factors could cause Utility Group's actual results, performance or achievements to vary from those described in this news release, including without limitation those listed above. These factors should not be construed as exhaustive. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this news release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated or expected, and such forward-looking statements included in, or incorporated by reference in this news release, should not be unduly relied upon. Such statements speak only as of the date of this news release. Utility Group does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

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