FortisBC donates $25,000 to Canadian Red Cross in support of B.C. wildfire relief
Employee charitable donations also to be topped up by 50 per cent

July 20, 2017

FortisBC announced today (7/18) it has made a $25,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross in support of wildfire relief in British Columbia.

"Public and employee safety is the number one priority for FortisBC, and British Columbia is the province in which we live and work," said Michael Mulcahy, president and CEO of FortisBC. "We want to do what we can to support the Red Cross in providing assistance to those affected by wildfires, which is why we've made this contribution."

FortisBC is closely monitoring forest fire impacts to natural gas and electrical infrastructure across the province and working with local authorities to determine the level of action required.

In addition to today's announcement, FortisBC is also promoting its ongoing charitable giving program for employees. The company will top-up employee donations to registered charities by 50 per cent.

For updates on FortisBC's wildfire support and response, please visit fortisbc.com.

FortisBC is a regulated utility focused on providing safe and reliable energy, including natural gas, electricity and propane. FortisBC employs more than 2,200 British Columbians and serves approximately 1.1 million customers in 135 B.C. communities. FortisBC owns and operates two liquefied natural gas storage facilities and four regulated hydroelectric generating plants, approximately 7,200 kilometres of transmission and distribution power lines, and approximately 48,700 kilometres of natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines. FortisBC Inc. and FortisBC Energy Inc. do business as FortisBC. FortisBC is indirectly, wholly owned by Fortis Inc., a leader in the North American electric and gas utility business. Fortis Inc. shares are listed on the TSX and NYSE and trade under the symbol FTS. Additional information can be accessed at fortisinc.com or sedar.com.

Michael Allison
Manager, Corporate Communications
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