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NiSource, Parent Company of Columbia Gas of Maryland, Named Top Utility in Forbes' America's Best Employers List

Thursday, May 11, 2017

NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI), the parent company of Columbia Gas of Maryland, today announced that it has been named by Forbes magazine as one of America’s Best Large Employers for the second consecutive year. NiSource is the highest-rated utility company on this year’s list, and ranked No. 61 out of 500 companies listed.

“We are truly honored to be included alongside some of America’s most recognized and trusted brands,” NiSource President and CEO Joseph Hamrock said. “Recognition like this reinforces, and helps spread the word about, something we already know is true at NiSource – that working together to serve our customers and communities, our 8,000 employees are creating a great place to work, grow and build a career.”

About the Ranking

The America’s Best Large Employers list ranks the top 500 employers across 25 different industries. To compile the list, Forbes conducted an independent and anonymous online survey of nearly 30,000 workers at companies with at least 1,000 employees in their U.S. operations.

Willingness to recommend one’s own employer was considered to be the most important dimension of the survey’s assessment, with a secondary dimension related to identification of other companies they would or would not recommend in sectors or industries outside of their own.

NiSource was ranked No. 146 overall and second-highest among utilities in the 2016 survey.

About Columbia Gas of Maryland

Columbia Gas of Maryland delivers clean, affordable and efficient natural gas to approximately 33,000 customers. With headquarters in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, it is one of NiSource’s seven regulated utility companies. NiSource (NYSE: NI) is one of the largest fully-regulated utility companies in the United States, serving approximately 3.5 million natural gas customers and 500,000 electric customers through its local Columbia Gas and NIPSCO brands.  More information about Columbia Gas of Maryland and NiSource is available at www.ColumbiaGasMD.com and www.nisource.com.

Media Contact:
Russ Bedell
(717) 849-0129
rbedell@nisource.com