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Nicor Gas Wins Business Excellence Award

Award recognizes successful suburban companies for their business achievement, growth and community involvement

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – March 21, 2016 – Nicor Gas announced today that the company is a recipient of the Daily Herald Business Ledger 26th Annual Awards for Business Excellence (AABE). The award honors suburban companies for their business excellence, growth, community involvement and the people who make the winning companies successful. Nicor Gas was selected in the large employer company category (over 150 employees) and was judged on criteria that highlighted the company’s infrastructure replacement program, community involvement, economic development and philanthropy.

“This prestigious award honors the commitment and dedication of the more than 2,000 Nicor Gas employees,” said Melvin D. Williams, president of Nicor Gas.

The largest natural gas distributor in northern Illinois, Nicor Gas serves 2.1 million customers in more than 650 communities. The company was one of 22 suburban-based companies selected from nine categories of competition. 

Nicor Gas has been an important contributor to the communities it serves for more than 150 years – bringing jobs, business and investments to the region and state. It is committed to leveraging its assets and resources to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for the communities it serves.

Providing needed support to its community partners illustrates one of the company’s corporate values – Generosity of Spirit. In 2015 Nicor Gas contributed more than $2 million to more than 200 community and charitable organizations. In addition to providing financial assistance, Nicor Gas employees volunteered approximately 2,000 hours within its communities.

“We are proud of our long legacy in the state of Illinois and remain committed to positively impacting the communities where we live, work and do business,” said Williams.

About Nicor Gas
Nicor Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS), is a natural gas distribution company that serves more than 2.1 million customers in a service territory that encompasses most of the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago. For more information, visit www.nicorgas.com.

About AGL Resources
AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) is an Atlanta-based energy services holding company which owns and operates natural gas utilities, as well as retail energy and services, wholesale services and midstream businesses. AGL Resources serves approximately 4.5 million utility customers through its regulated distribution subsidiaries in seven states. The company also serves more than one million retail customers through its SouthStar Energy Services joint venture and Pivotal Home Solutions, which market natural gas and related home services. Other non-utility businesses include asset management for natural gas wholesale customers through Sequent Energy Management and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. AGL Resources is a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500 Index. For more information, visit www.aglresources.com.

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Media Contact: 
Jae Miller
Corporate Communications
630.388.2208
jmmiller@aglresources.com