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January 27, 2014 16:57 ET

ATCO and Its People Surpass $4 Million Pledged to Charity

Hundreds of Charities to Benefit from Employee-Led Program

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Jan. 27, 2014) -

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ATCO announced today that $4.2 Million was pledged to more than 500 charities in 2013 through its ATCO EPIC (Employees Participating in Communities) program. The employee-led program combines fundraising events, auctions, friendly team competitions and employee pledges to support charitable organizations.

ATCO employees are able to donate to the charities of their choice with all administration costs for the program absorbed by ATCO, ensuring that the charities benefit from 100 per cent of the donation. ATCO further enhances its peoples' generosity by matching pledges to human health and wellness organizations.

Through ATCO EPIC Time to Give, employees volunteering 50 hours or more are eligible to apply for a donation from ATCO to a registered charity of their choice. In 2013, ATCO employees volunteered more than 26,000 hours.

"Year after year our ATCO employees continue to amaze and inspire me with their generosity and commitment to building better communities through the ATCO EPIC program," said Nancy Southern, Chair, President & Chief Executive Officer, ATCO Group. "The success of the program is a testament to the hard work, dedication and creativity that our employee-led committees put into their campaigns each year."

Special celebrations were held today in Calgary and Edmonton to announce the amount raised by the ATCO EPIC program and to bring together committee leaders from all nine of ATCO's principal operating companies, as well as representatives from benefiting charity organizations.

Based on a century of ongoing community support, the ATCO EPIC program has raised more than $24 Million for charitable organizations since the launch of the program in 2006.

ATCO Group, with more than 9,400 employees and approximately $16 billion in assets, delivers service excellence and innovative business solutions worldwide with leading companies engaged in Structures & Logistics (manufacturing, logistics and noise abatement), Utilities (pipelines, natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution), Energy (power generation, natural gas gathering, processing, storage and liquids extraction) and Technologies (business systems solutions). More information can be found at www.atco.com.

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Contact Information

  • In Calgary:
    Donna Pincott
    Director, Communications
    ATCO Group
    (403) 620-7323

    In Edmonton:
    Media Relations
    (780) 288-7621