EPCOR Utilities Inc.

EPCOR Utilities Inc.

September 11, 2015 13:05 ET

Nizar J. Somji Appointed to Board of Directors, EPCOR Utilities Inc.

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 11, 2015) - EPCOR Utilities Inc. (EPCOR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nizar J. Somji to its Board of Directors effective September 11, 2015.

"Mr. Somji is an excellent addition to EPCOR's Board of Directors. His list of accomplishments as a business leader and corporate director are impressive. Mr. Somji first distinguished himself as a talented and successful entrepreneur and information technology strategist," said EPCOR Board Chair Hugh J. Bolton. "Through the years, he has also contributed considerably to the betterment of society, as a leader and mentor for various community and educational organizations."

Mr. Somji was the founder and former President & CEO of Matrikon, a leader in industrial intelligence, which developed software allowing plants to operate safety, reliably and efficiently, in addition to cyber security solutions. He grew the company from a one person operation to a multinational employing 600 people, and achieving 22 years of profitability.

Currently, Mr. Somji is the founder and CEO of Jaffer Inc., a real estate investment / development company established in 2005 and headquartered in Edmonton.

Mr. Somji serves on the Board of Directors of Redline Communications, Zafin Inc., Critical Control Energy Services Corp, and is a member of the University of Alberta's Board of Governors.

He holds a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Birmingham, England. Mr. Somji has earned several distinctions through the years, and is a recipient of the Alberta Centennial Medal and the University of Alberta Alumni Honour Award.

About EPCOR Utilities Inc.

EPCOR's wholly-owned subsidiaries build, own and operate electrical transmission and distribution networks, water and wastewater treatment facilities and infrastructure in Canada and the United States. The company's subsidiaries also provide electricity and water services and products to residential and commercial customers. EPCOR, headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, is an Alberta Top 70 employer. EPCOR's website is www.epcor.com.

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