NiSource Awards Five Year Contract Extension To MRC Global

          NiSource Awards Five Year Contract Extension To MRC Global

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, June 20, 2013

HOUSTON, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MRC Global Inc. (NYSE: MRC) announced
today that its U.S. operating company, McJunkin Red Man Corporation, has been
awarded a five year extension to their integrated supply agreement with
NiSource (NYSE: NI) for the supply of pipe, valve and fitting products (PVF)
and supply chain services to NiSource's pipeline, distribution and midstream
businesses across the company's 16 state network. The contract builds off of a
long-standing relationship between the two organizations, beginning in
Charleston, W.Va., dating back more than 75 years through their respective
heritage companies.

"We are pleased that NiSource continues to place their confidence in MRC to
supply their operations with these important products and services," MRC
Chairman, President and CEO Andrew Lane said. "We look forward to continuing
to service their day-to-day operating requirements as well as their announced
infrastructure modernization and integrity projects. The foundation of this
important relationship is one of mutual trust and respect earned through many
years of working together to build the most efficient and competitive supply
chain possible."

"Working with solid and trusted U.S.-based companies like McJunkin Red Man
help us deliver safe and reliable transportation and midstream services each
and every day," said Jimmy D. Staton, executive vice president and group CEO
for NiSource's Columbia Pipeline Group. "With our infrastructure modernization
programs underway across NiSource, it's comforting to know we have a resource
we can depend on."

MRC has been NiSource's integrated supplier since 1997 and currently services
them from more than 25 locations including the recently opened Boston,
Massachusetts branch. MRC's 2012 revenue from its business with NiSource was
approximately $100 million.

About MRC Global Inc.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, MRC, a Fortune 500 company, is the largest
global distributor of pipe, valves, and fittings (PVF) and related products
and services to the energy industry, based on sales, and supplies these
products and services across each of the upstream, midstream and downstream
sectors. More information about MRC can be found

About NiSource Inc.
NiSource Inc., based in Merrillville, Ind., is a Fortune 500 company engaged
in natural gas transmission, storage and distribution, as well as electric
generation, transmission and distribution. Designated as a World's Most
Ethical Company in 2012 and 2013, NiSource's operating companies deliver
energy to 3.8 million customers located within the high-demand energy corridor
stretching from the Gulf Coast through the Midwest to New England. Information
about NiSource and its subsidiaries is available via the Internet at

James E. Braun, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Ken Dennard, Managing Partner
Dennard- Lascar Associates, LLC

SOURCE MRC Global Inc.

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