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January 16, 2012

AltaLink CEO recognized for business leadership

CALGARY, Alberta - AltaLink L.P. President and Chief Executive Officer, Scott Thon, was honoured by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce today with the 2011 Sherrold Moore Award.

The Sherrold Moore Award recognizes a Chamber member who has made tremendous strides with respect to their business, and has played a strong role in supporting the Chamber and building our great city.

"I am very honoured to receive the Sherrold Moore Award," said Thon. "To be grouped with such outstanding recipients as Harley Hotchkiss and Steve Snyder, among others, is a great privilege."

"Scott is a remarkable Calgarian - a respected and highly successful business leader in one of Alberta's strongest companies," said Adam Legge, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. "It is the blend of business success and active involvement in the community that reflects the contributions of Sherrold Moore. Scott is a simply perfect recipient of this award."

Thon is a long-time member of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and continually encourages colleagues and employees to participate in the Chamber's work. His role as the past Chair for both the United Way Board of Directors and the Board of Governors for Bow Valley College highlights Thon's passion to give back to the Calgary community.

AltaLink's transmission system efficiently delivers electricity to 85% of Albertans. Dedicated to meeting the growing need for electricity, AltaLink connects Albertans to renewable, reliable and low-cost power. With a commitment to community and environment, AltaLink is ensuring the transmission system will support Albertans' quality of life for years to come. Learn more at www.altalink.ca.

For more information please contact:

Leanne Niblock
Manager, Communications
AltaLink Management Ltd.
Phone: 403.267.2110
E-mail: Leanne.Niblock@AltaLink.ca

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