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April 15, 2014 11:57 ET

ATCO Gas Supports Triathlon Through Helping Hands

Employees get to volunteer at this year's World Triathlon Grand Final in Edmonton

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - April 15, 2014) - ATCO Gas announced today its support for the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Triathlon Grand Final to be held this year in Edmonton. In addition to financial and in-kind support, ATCO Gas employees will be engaged as volunteers through the company's Days of Caring program.

"ATCO Gas has a long history of supporting initiatives that foster vibrant, healthy communities," said Bill Stephens, President, ATCO Gas. "We are enhancing our support of the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final by extending the helping hands needed to create a world class event. Through our Days of Caring program, ATCO Gas employees will donate more than 550 volunteer hours to help set the stage in Hawrelak Park before the racers take their mark."

ATCO Gas will also support employees interested in competing in the Sprint or Try-A-Tri categories at the event.

"ATCO Gas has been a supporter of the ITU Triathlon World Cup since the 2001 when Edmonton hosted the ITU World Triathlon Championship," said Don Lowry, 2014 Triathlon Edmonton Board Chair. "We thank ATCO Gas for its contributions, and especially applaud its efforts to engage and involve employees. We're bringing the world to Edmonton and this financial and in-kind support will help us deliver a world class event that showcases the city, the province and especially the volunteers that make these events possible."

As the final race on the ITU's 2014 World Triathlon Series calendar, the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final will attract more than 4,000 athletes, 6,000 accompanying visitors and a worldwide television audience of approximately 45 million in 160 countries. The event runs from Aug. 26 - Sept. 1.

ATCO Gas delivers safe, reliable natural gas distribution service to more than one million customers in nearly 300 Alberta communities and is part of the ATCO Group of Companies. ATCO Group, with more than 9,800 employees and assets of approximately $16 billion, 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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