Emera Inc. ('Emera') (TSX: EMA) today announced that the Commissioners of the Maine Public Utilities Commission ('MPUC') have voted unanimously to approve Emera's proposed sale of Emera Maine (the 'Transaction') to ENMAX Corporation ('ENMAX').
'We are pleased that the MPUC has approved the sale of Emera Maine to ENMAX. This transaction is delivering strong value to our shareholders and supports our continued investment in growth across the balance of our portfolio of regulated utilities,' says Scott Balfour, President and CEO of Emera. 'I want to thank our dedicated team at Emera Maine whose unwavering commitment to safety, customers and community have shaped Emera Maine into what it is today. I believe that ENMAX's shared commitment to these values will ensure the continued success of the business.'
Subject to issuance of the final order by the MPUC and satisfaction of customary closing conditions, the Transaction is expected to close within the next week.
Emera Inc. is a geographically diverse energy and services company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with approximately $32 billion in assets and 2019 revenues of more than $6.1 billion. The company primarily invests in regulated electricity generation and electricity and gas transmission and distribution with a strategic focus on transformation from high carbon to low carbon energy sources. Emera has investments throughout North America, and in four Caribbean countries. Emera's common and preferred shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and trade respectively under the symbol EMA, EMA.PR.A, EMA.PR.B, EMA.PR.C, EMA.PR.E, EMA.PR.F and EMA.PR.H. Depositary receipts representing common shares of Emera are listed on the Barbados Stock Exchange under the symbol EMABDR and on The Bahamas International Securities Exchange under the symbol EMAB.
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