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Press release from CNW Group

Putting Our Energy Behind an Active Community - Queen's Place Emera Centre officially opens

Monday, December 19, 2011

Putting Our Energy Behind an Active Community - Queen's Place Emera Centre officially opens14:22 EST Monday, December 19, 2011HALIFAX, Dec. 19, 2011 /CNW/ - Premier Darrell Dexter, Mayor John Leefe and Nova Scotia Power's Mark Sidebottom officially opened Queen's Place Emera Centre today in Liverpool.  Emera is pleased to partner with The Government of Canada, The Province of Nova Scotia, The Region of Queens Municipality, and other community minded partners to make this facility a reality."Emera and its shareholders are extremely proud to support our local community," says Mark Sidebottom, General Manager of Power Production for Emera affiliate Nova Scotia Power.  "I know the Queens Place Emera Centre will be the hub - the heart and soul - of the activities in Queen's County and we look forward to joining our community in sharing this wonderful facility."Queen's Place Emera Centre is a multi-use recreation and cultural facility modeled to meet the specific needs of the residents of Queens County. The facility will offer a wide variety of year-round recreation and active-living opportunities for all ages, fitness levels and abilities. Queens Place Emera Centre will also serve as a venue for events and activities such as trade shows, concerts and sporting events.Like other community investments made by Emera and its affiliate companies, the Queen's Place Emera Centre 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