ST. LOUIS, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Laclede Group, Inc. (NYSE: LG) is pleased to announce that it will have the special privilege of ringing The Closing Bell® at the New York Stock Exchange at 3:59 pm ET on Thursday, August 30 in celebration of the one year anniversary of Suzanne Sitherwood joining the company. Ms. Sitherwood became president of The Laclede Group, Inc. on September 1, 2011 and was additionally appointed CEO on February 1, 2012.
As president and CEO, Ms. Sitherwood will ring the bell alongside Chairman of the Board William Nasser. They will be joined on the podium by the Board of Directors as well as The Laclede Group, Inc. executives.
"It is an honor to ring the bell on behalf of our dedicated employees, as well as our customers and investors. We are proud of Laclede's long history of excellent service and reliability, and we are excited about the future as we accelerate growth and leadership in the natural gas industry, " said Sitherwood.
The Company was originally founded as The Laclede Gas Light Company more than 155 years ago on March 2, 1857. The Company first listed its stock on the New York Stock Exchange on November 13, 1889, making it the 8th oldest listed stock on the NYSE. In 1896, Laclede became one of the original 12 companies to form the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
ABOUT THE LACLEDE GROUP
Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, The Laclede Group, Inc. is a public utility holding company committed to providing reliable natural gas service through its regulated core utility operations, while engaging in non-regulated activities that provide opportunities for sustainable growth. Its subsidiary, Laclede Gas Company, the regulated operations of which are included in the Regulated Gas Distribution segment, serves approximately 625,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in St. Louis City and parts of 10 counties in eastern Missouri. The Laclede Group's primary non-regulated business, Laclede Energy Resources, Inc., is included within the Non-Regulated Gas Marketing segment. For more information about The Laclede Group and its subsidiaries, visit www.TheLacledeGroup.com.
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