Enbridge Gas Distribution Raised Over $1 Million Again This Year to Support United Way
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 18, 2009) - Enbridge Gas Distribution (TSX:ENB) (NYSE:ENB) and its employees have raised more than $1 million to support the Ontario United Way 2009 Campaign. The funds were raised through employee pledges, special events and a corporate matching program. Also included was a corporate sponsorship of the Enbridge CN Tower Stair Climb for United Way.

"Achieving the $1 million milestone again this year demonstrates our employees' commitment to supporting the communities we serve," says Janet Holder, President, Enbridge Gas Distribution. "The work of United Way and all its member agencies is so important to helping those in need. This is one way that we can recognize and support their ongoing efforts to strengthen the communities in which we live."

Enbridge Gas Distribution also supports the Winter Warmth program, an initiative that helps families in need with their energy bills during the cold winter months. This program is delivered by a network of community agencies through United Way.

"We all know this has been a very tough year for many people in our community, with many more families struggling to get by. Strong support from Enbridge Gas Distribution and its employees will go a long way to helping meet these challenges," says Frances Lankin, President and CEO, United Way Toronto. "Even though they've long been stalwart supporters of United Way, this year Enbridge employees really stepped up and helped us support the community when it matters most."

Enbridge Gas Distribution has a 160-year history and is Canada's largest natural gas distribution company. Enbridge Gas Distribution is owned by Enbridge Inc., a Canadian-based leader in energy transportation and distribution, and a Top 100 Canadian Employer for 2010. Enbridge Gas Distribution and its affiliates distribute natural gas to about 1.9 million customers in Ontario, New York State, New Brunswick and southwestern Quebec.

For more information about Enbridge Gas Distribution visit www.enbridgegas.com.

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