Zack Hutchins
Director of Communications

For Release — June 14, 2013

Business Council statement on Sale of Central Hudson

ALBANY—“The Business Council of New York State commends The Public Service Commission's approval of the acquisition of Central Hudson by Fortis Inc. Businesses and consumers alike will greatly benefit from the sale. In addition to receiving the same high quality service they are accustomed to, they will see new tangible benefits and uninterrupted service.

Repeatedly, Fortis has illustrated its commitment to New Yorkers and the Hudson Valley; highlighted through their dedication to a smooth transition and their work with Central Hudson in response to Superstorm Sandy.

This decision will benefit everyone while ultimately strengthening the economic future of the Hudson Valley.”

–Heather Briccetti, president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State Inc.