James C. Yardley Elected to Sempra Energy Board of Directors
SAN DIEGO, May 9, 2013
SAN DIEGO, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) shareholders
today elected James C. Yardley to the company's board of directors at the
company's annual shareholders meeting in Newport Beach, Calif. Yardley was a
new nominee among 11 directors elected to the company's board.
"Jim Yardley's extensive experience and leadership in the natural gas industry
enhances our board's depth in a primary strategic focus area of our company,"
said Debra L. Reed, chairman and CEO of Sempra Energy.
Yardley retired in 2012 after a 34-year career with El Paso Corp., then the
nation's largest natural gas pipeline company and oil and gas producer. From
2006 to 2012, he was executive vice president of El Paso Corp. and president
of its pipeline group. Yardley also served as president, CEO and a director
of El Paso Pipeline GP Company LLC, the general partner of El Paso Pipeline
Partners L.P., a master limited partnership that owns natural gas pipelines,
storage and other midstream assets. Prior to 2006, he held various
management positions at El Paso Corp., including president of its Southern
Natural Gas Co. unit.
Yardley served on the board of the Interstate Gas Association of America and
was chairman in 2008.
He currently serves on the board of the National Forest Foundation. A resident
of Houston, Yardley holds a bachelor's degree from Duke University and
master's degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.
Sempra Energy, based in San Diego, is a Fortune 500 energy services holding
company with 2012 revenues of approximately $10 billion. The Sempra Energy
companies' nearly 17,000 employees serve more than 31 million consumers
SOURCE Sempra Energy
Contact: Media, Art Larson, Sempra Energy, (877) 340-8875, www.sempra.com, or
Financial, Victor Vilaplana, Sempra Energy, (877) 736-7727,
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