ATCO Ltd.
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ATCO Ltd.

November 24, 2006 08:38 ET

ATCO Ltd. Reaches Decision to Retain Midstream Business

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 24, 2006) - ATCO Ltd. (the "Corporation") announces that its Board of Directors (the "Board") has completed its review of the strategic alternatives available for its gas gathering & processing and natural gas liquids midstream business and has reached a decision to retain the business under the Corporation's current structure. The strategic review, commenced in May 2006, was conducted by the Board in conjunction with the Corporation's management and legal and financial advisors. The review involved the evaluation of a number of alternatives, including reorganization into a business trust or newly-created company or a sale to a third party.

The midstream business is well positioned. Our dedicated and knowledgeable team of more than 140 employees operates an integrated portfolio of strategically located midstream assets with an established track record of safe and reliable performance.

ATCO Ltd., an Alberta based worldwide organization of companies with assets of approximately $7.4 billion and more than 7,000 employees, is comprised of three main business divisions: Power Generation; Utilities (natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution) and Global Enterprises, with companies active in industrial manufacturing, technology, logistics and energy services. More information about ATCO Ltd. can be found on its website. www.atco.com.

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The Corporation's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of regulatory decisions, competitive factors in the industries in which the Corporation operates, prevailing economic conditions, and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Corporation.

The forward-looking statements contained in this news release represent the Corporations' expectations as of the date hereof, and are subject to change after such date. The Corporation disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable securities regulations.



Contact Information

  • ATCO Ltd.
    N.C. (Nancy) Southern
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    (403) 292-7561
    or
    ATCO Ltd.
    M.M. (Michael) Shaw
    Managing Director, Global Enterprises
    (403) 292-7591