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Press release from CNW Group

Putting Our Energy Behind an Active Community - Emera officially named Presenting sponsor of the Halifax Skating Oval

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Putting Our Energy Behind an Active Community - Emera officially named Presenting sponsor of the Halifax Skating Oval15:34 EST Tuesday, December 13, 2011HALIFAX, Dec. 13, 2011 /CNW/ - Today, Halifax Regional Municipality approved Emera's investment in the Halifax Skating Oval.  Emera is pleased to partner with HRM and other community minded partners to make the Emera Oval a reality for our community."Emera and its shareholders are extremely proud to support our local community.  As an international energy company, based in Halifax, our roots and the majority of our employees live and work here," says Chris Huskilson, President and CEO, Emera Inc.  "I know every member of the Emera family looks forward to joining our community in sharing this wonderful facility."The Oval was originally built last winter for the Halifax 2010 Canada Games, but quickly became a popular spot for friends and families to enjoy a leisurely skate. With Emera investing $500,000 over 10 years and the support of other community partners, the Emera Oval will now become a permanent fixture on the Halifax Commons.  It is expected to open on December 23rd.Like other community investments made by Emera and its affiliate companies, the Skating Oval will be funded by Emera shareholders.  For more information on other Emera community investments, please visit www.emera.comAbout Emera Emera Inc. is an energy and services company with $6.8 billion in assets and 2010 revenues of $1.6 billion. The company invests in electricity generation, transmission and distribution, as well as gas transmission and utility energy services. Emera's strategy is focused on the transformation of the electricity industry to cleaner generation and the delivery of that clean energy to market. Emera operates throughout northeastern North America, in three Caribbean countries and in California. More than 80% of the company's earnings come from regulated investments. Emera common and preferred shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and trade respectively under the symbol EMA and EMA.PR.A. Additional information can be accessed at www.emera.com, www.sedar.com, or on www.sec.gov.For further information: Media Contact:  Sasha Irving Director, Corporate Communications Emera Inc. (902) 229-5104