AltaGas Ltd. Receives Independent Arbitration Panel Ruling

AltaGas Ltd. Receives Independent Arbitration Panel Ruling Regarding
Claim of Force Majeure on Sundance Unit 3 
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/23/12 --  
AltaGas Ltd. ("AltaGas") (TSX:ALA) (TSX:ALA.PR.A) (TSX:ALA.PR.U)
received the ruling of the independent arbitration panel which
evaluated the merits of a force majeure claim in relation to outages
of the Sundance 3 facility that first occurred in the second quarter
2010.  
The independent arbitration panel issued its ruling on November 22,
2012 which granted partial force majeure relief to the operator of
the facility. Based on this decision, AltaGas expects to receive a
cash payment of approximately $5 million from the operator of the
facility and expects to record an after-tax, non-cash charge of
approximately $8 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.   
In June 2010, the facility operator declared force majeure due to the
mechanical failure of critical generator components at its 353
megawatt (MW) Sundance 3 generator. Based on information available at
that time, AltaGas and its partner in the ASTC Power Partnership
disagreed with the operator's claim and initiated the dispute
resolution process prescribed by the Power Purchase Arrangement. This
resulted in a binding arbitration process that was conducted earlier
in 2012.  
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gas, power and regulated utilities. AltaGas creates value by
acquiring, growing and optimizing its energy infrastructure,
including a focus on renewable energy sources.   
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Investment Community
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