CU Inc. Announces Debenture Issues

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2009) - CU Inc. announced today that it will issue $150,000,000 of 6.50% Debentures maturing on March 7, 2039, at a price of $100.00 to yield 6.50%, and $120,000,000 of 6.215% Debentures maturing on March 6, 2024, at a price of $100.00 to yield 6.215%. These issues were sold by RBC Dominion Securities Inc., BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., and TD Securities Inc. Proceeds from the issues will be used to finance capital expenditures, to repay existing indebtedness, and for other general corporate purposes of ATCO Electric Ltd. and ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd.

CU Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian Utilities Limited, part of the ATCO Group of Companies. CU Inc. is an Alberta-based corporation with assets of approximately $5.4 billion and more than 4,000 employees and is comprised of two main business divisions: Utilities (natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution) and Power Generation. More information about CU Inc. can be found on the Canadian Utilities Limited website at

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CU Inc. K.M. (Karen) Watson Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (403) 292-7502 Website: