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Advisory: Fortis Inc. Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Monday, April 30, 2012

Advisory: Fortis Inc. Annual Meeting of Shareholders15:00 EDT Monday, April 30, 2012ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(Marketwire - April 30, 2012) - Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS) will hold its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Friday, May 4, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. (Newfoundland Daylight Time), 9:00 a.m. (EDT), at the Delta St. John's Hotel and Conference Centre, 120 New Gower Street, St. John's, NL.The presentation that will be given during the meeting will be webcast on the Fortis Inc. website at www.fortisinc.com.Mr. H. Stanley Marshall, President and Chief Executive Officer, Fortis Inc., will review the important events of the past year. Mr. Barry V. Perry, Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Fortis Inc., will review the financial performance of the Corporation in 2011 and provide an overview of results for the first quarter 2012.WHAT:Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Fortis Inc. WHERE:Delta St. John's Hotel and Conference Centre120 New Gower Street, St. John's, NLWHEN:Friday, May 4, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. (NDT), 9:00 a.m. (EDT)Fortis Inc. is the largest investor-owned distribution utility in Canada, with total assets of more than $14 billion and fiscal 2011 revenue totalling approximately $3.7 billion. The Corporation serves more than 2,000,000 gas and electricity customers. Its regulated holdings include electric distribution utilities in five Canadian provinces and two Caribbean countries and a natural gas utility in British Columbia, Canada. Fortis owns and operates non-regulated generation assets across Canada and in Belize and Upstate New York. It also owns hotels and commercial office and retail space in Canada. Fortis Inc. shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and trade under the symbol FTS.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Manager, Investor and Public RelationsDonna HynesFortis Inc.709.737.2800