Oncor Gets Healthy

Company recognized for energizing employees towards healthier lifestyles

May 09, 2012, 16:17 ET from Oncor

DALLAS, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association named Oncor a Gold Fit-Friendly Company, recognizing the company's commitment to employee health and wellness and the steps it is taking to improve the fitness levels of its workforce and the communities it serves.

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"We realize the importance of a healthy workforce and have taken steps over the past few years to encourage and support employees working to achieve their fitness goals," Oncor Vice President of Corporate Affairs Debbie Dennis said. "We are proud to receive this recognition from the American Heart Association for our strides so far, and we're excited about the next healthy steps we'll take together moving forward."

Oncor continues to support its employees in achieving their health and fitness goals and has worked for several years to devote more company resources to the health and fitness of our communities through:

Oncor Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bob Shapard, a fitness enthusiast himself, is the Chair of this year's Dallas Heart Walk, the AHA's largest fundraiser of the year. Though Oncor has participated in the Heart Walk for the past several years, this year, Shapard has set a lofty employee-fundraising goal of $100,000 and hopes to have a significant portion of Oncor's workforce represented at the Dallas Heart Walk on Sept. 8.

In preparation for the Heart Walk, employees will engage in various activities focusing on fitness, nutrition and personal wellness, including exercise classes, healthy cooking demonstrations and participation in walking clubs and events.

"We're very proud of the increased role we're playing in the Dallas Heart Walk this year and of all the ways we're getting healthy," Dennis said. "Our employees are really embracing these healthy initiatives, too. They're volunteering at our MyFi events to teach kids how to do a pushup or make healthy snack choices and are even finding ways to incorporate healthy lifestyle choices into work. We have employees who are forming walking clubs and holding weight loss and smoking cessation competitions. Being a part of a healthy company and healthy communities is really important to everyone at Oncor."

Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC ("Oncor") is a regulated electricity distribution and transmission business that uses superior asset management skills to provide reliable electricity delivery to consumers. Oncor operates the largest distribution and transmission system in Texas, delivering power to more than 3 million homes and businesses and operating approximately 118,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines in Texas. While Oncor is owned by a limited number of investors (including majority owner, Energy Future Holdings Corp.), Oncor is managed by its Board of Directors, which is comprised of a majority of independent directors.