Pacific Northern Gas Ltd.

Pacific Northern Gas Ltd.

June 09, 2008 18:38 ET

Pacific Northern Gas Announces New Director

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 9, 2008) - Pacific Northern Gas Ltd. (TSX:PNG)(TSX:PNG.PR.A) announced today the appointment of Mr. Robert Johnston to the Board of Directors of Pacific Northern Gas Ltd.

Mr. Johnston is President and CEO of the Hudson's Bay Company as well as the Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer of The InterTech Group of North Charleston, South Carolina, one of the largest private holding companies in the United States. The InterTech Group is an affiliate of The Jerry Zucker Revocable Trust which also holds a 12.6% interest in Pacific Northern Gas Ltd.

Mr. Robert Chase, Chair of the Board of Directors of Pacific Northern Gas Ltd. said, "We are very pleased that Mr. Johnston has accepted our invitation to join the Board. It is anticipated that Mr. Johnston will bring considerable value to Pacific Northern Gas Ltd. as the Company continues to develop and pursue strategic alternatives to increase shareholder value."

Mr. Johnston holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the John Molson School of Business as well as a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy and Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Concordia University. Mr. Johnston also holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Pacific Northern Gas Ltd. (TSX:PNG)(TSX:PNG.PR.A) owns and operates natural gas transmission and distribution systems. The Company's western transmission line extends from the Spectra Energy (formerly Duke Energy) gas transmission system north of Prince George to tidewater at Kitimat and Prince Rupert, and provides service to 12 communities and a number of industrial facilities. In the northeast, Pacific Northern's subsidiary Pacific Northern Gas (N.E.) Ltd. provides gas distribution service in the Dawson Creek, Fort St. John and Tumbler Ridge areas. Further information is available on the Company's website at:

Contact Information

  • Pacific Northern Gas Ltd.
    Kevin Teitge
    Director, Corporate Development & Treasurer
    (604) 691-5689