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UPDATED ON: Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Emera Inc.:

Gail Cook-Bennett,
Board of Directors

From The Globe and Mail

Emera Inc.

Gail Cook- Bennett

Emera Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Gail Cook-Bennett to the Board of Directors. Ms. Cook-Bennett serves on Emera’s Nominating and Corporate Governance and Audit Committees.

Ms. Cook-Bennett is the Chair of the CPP Investment Board, a Crown corporation that invests the reserve fund of the Canada Pension Plan. She is also a Director of Manulife Financial and Petro-Canada.

After earning a PhD in Economics, Ms. Cook-Bennett held academic positions at the University of Toronto and senior positions in public policy and consulting organizations. She holds an Honourary Doctor of Law degree from Carleton University and has been honoured as a Fellow by the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Emera Inc. (TSX: EMA) is a Nova Scotia based energy and services company, with 570,000 customers and $4 billion in assets. Emera’s operations include two regulated electric utilities, Nova Scotia Power and Bangor Hydro Electric, and a 12.9% interest in the Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline.


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