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Valener announces the broadcast of its financial results and those of Gaz Métro for the second quarter of the 2012 fiscal year

Friday, April 20, 2012

Valener announces the broadcast of its financial results and those of Gaz Métro for the second quarter of the 2012 fiscal year15:19 EDT Friday, April 20, 2012 MONTREAL, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Valener Inc. ("Valener") (TSX: VNR), created in the context of the reorganization of Gaz Métro Limited Partnership's ("Gaz Métro") public ownership structure, will hold a telephone conference with financial analysts on Monday, May 14, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern time) to discuss its results and those of Gaz Métro for the second quarter ended March 31, 2012. Pursuant to an administration and management support agreement entered into between Valener and Gaz Métro on September 30, 2010, Gaz Métro acts as manager of Valener. To that effect, Sophie Brochu, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Pierre Despars, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Financial Officer of Gaz Métro inc., Gaz Métro's general partner, will be the speakers. This will be followed by a question period. Results will be released in the morning on the same day. The conference can be accessed live by dialling 647-427-7450 or toll-free 1-888-231-8191. It will also be Webcast on Valener's Web site ( in the Investors section under "Events and Presentations". Media and other interested individuals are invited to listen in. Speakers will be available after the conference call for interviews and to answer questions from the media. Rebroadcasts can be accessed for 30 days by telephone at 416-849-0833 or toll-free at 1-855-859-2056 (access code: 74592225), and for 90 days on Valener's Web site. Overview of Valener Valener owns an economic interest of approximately 29% in Gaz Métro. Valener therefore has a stake in the energy industry and benefits from Gaz Métro's diversified profile, both in terms of geography and business segment. Valener also owns an indirect interest of 24.5% in the wind power projects developed with Gaz Métro and Boralex Inc. on the private lands of Séminaire de Québec. Valener may also pursue its own development projects and acquisition strategies subject to a non-competition agreement in favour of Gaz Métro and to applicable limitations under its credit facility. Valener's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the "VNR" trading symbol. Overview of Gaz Métro With over $3.7 billion in assets, Gaz Métro is Quebec's leading natural gas distributor. Its 10,000-kilometre network serves 300 municipalities. Gaz Métro has operated in this regulated industry since 1957 and is the trusted energy provider of its customers in Quebec and Vermont, who choose natural gas for its competitive price, efficiency, comfort and environmental benefits. Gaz Métro is also present in the electricity distribution market, natural gas transportation and storage, the development of innovative energy projects such as wind power, natural gas as fuel for the transportation industry and biomethanation. Gaz Métro is committed to the satisfaction of its customers, Partners (Gaz Métro inc. and Valener), employees and the communities it serves. SOURCE VALENER INC.For further information: <p> Investors and analysts<br/> <b>Caroline Warren</b><br/> Investor Relations<br/> 514-598-3324 </p> <p> Media<br/> <b>Ca</b><b>therine Houde</b><br/> Media and Public Relations<br/> 514-598-3449 </p>