MERRILLVILLE, Ind., April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) today announced its director nominees for election to the company's Board of Directors for 2012-13. The candidates include two new candidates not currently serving on the Board, Aristides S. Candris and Teresa A. Taylor.
Candris is a Senior Advisor at Westinghouse Electric Company, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer until his retirement on March 31, 2012.
Taylor served as Chief Operating Officer of Qwest Communications, Inc., until April 2011. Her previous roles with Qwest included Executive Vice President, Business Markets Group and Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. Taylor also is a director of First Interstate BankSystem, Inc.
"Aris and Teresa bring exceptional operational and leadership experience to our Board," Board Chairman Ian M. Rolland noted. "Together they will help us build on the existing strength of our current directors and will provide additional guidance as NiSource continues building sustainable shareholder value by executing on its infrastructure investment-driven growth strategy."
2012-13 Director Candidates
Ian M. Rolland, Chairman
Richard A. Abdoo
Aristides S. Candris
Sigmund L. Cornelius
Michael E. Jesanis
Marty R. Kittrell
W. Lee Nutter
Deborah S. Parker
Robert C. Skaggs, Jr., President and CEO*
Teresa A. Taylor
Richard L. Thompson
Carolyn Y. Woo
* With the exception of Robert C. Skaggs, Jr., all nominees are independent.
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 shareholders meeting.
NiSource's annual shareholders meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. CT in Rosemont, Ill. Additional details about the meeting can be found in the company's 2011 Annual Report and Proxy Statement. Additional information about NiSource's Board of Directors and the company's corporate governance practices is available at www.nisource.com.
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 www.nisource.com. NI-F
Forward Looking Statements
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