NiSource Announces 2011-12 Director Candidates

Mar 25, 2011, 08:30 ET from NiSource Inc.

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) today announced that the following directors are being nominated for re-election to the company's Board of Directors for 2011-12.  

Ian M. Rolland, Chairman      

Richard A. Abdoo      

Steven C. Beering      

Michael E. Jesanis      

Marty R. Kittrell      

W. Lee Nutter

Deborah S. Parker

Robert C. Skaggs, Jr., President and CEO*

Richard L. Thompson      

Carolyn Y. Woo      

NiSource indicated that current board member Dennis E. Foster has decided to retire in May 2011 at the conclusion of his current term and is not included as a Board nominee. He joined the NiSource Board of Directors in 1999.  

"On behalf of our team, I would like to thank Dennis for his service and wish him well in his retirement," Board Chairman Ian M. Rolland noted.

As part of NiSource's commitment to contemporary governance practices, shareholders elect members of the NiSource Board of Directors for one year terms at the company's annual shareholder meeting.

Shareholders will receive information about the NiSource 2011 annual shareholder meeting, as well as the company's 2010 Annual Report and Proxy Statement, in April. Additional information about NiSource's Board of Directors and the company's corporate governance practices is available at  

* With the exception of Robert C. Skaggs, Jr., the Board of Directors is comprised of independent, non-executive members.

About NiSource

NiSource Inc., based in Merrillville, Ind., is a Fortune 500 company engaged in natural gas transmission, storage and distribution, as well as electric generation, transmission and distribution. NiSource operating companies deliver energy to 3.8 million customers located within the high-demand energy corridor stretching from the Gulf Coast through the Midwest to New England.  Information about NiSource and its subsidiaries is available via the Internet at NI-F

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