Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. Announces Closing of Liberty Utilities Private Placement Debt Financing

   Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. Announces Closing of Liberty Utilities
                       Private Placement Debt Financing

PR Newswire

OAKVILLE, ON, Aug. 1, 2013

OAKVILLE, ON, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.
("APUC") (TSX: AQN) today announced that Liberty Utilities, APUC's regulated
distribution utility, has completed a U.S. $125 million private placement debt
financing. The proceeds will be used to repay the U.S. $100 million term loan
drawn on April 1, 2013 and for general corporate purposes.

The notes are senior unsecured with an average life maturity of over ten years
and a weighted average coupon of 3.81%, calculated semi-annually. Semi-annual
interest payments will be payable on January 30 and July 30 each year,
commencing on January 30, 2014.

The senior notes have been assigned a credit rating of BBB (high) with a
stable trend by DBRS Limited.

About Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. owns and operates a diversified$3.0
billionportfolio of regulated and non-regulated utilities inNorth America.
The company's regulated utility business is committed to provide water,
electricity and natural gas utility services to over 470,000 customers through
a nationwide portfolio of regulated generation, transmission and distribution
utility systems. The company's non-regulated electric generation subsidiary
owns and has interests in renewable energy and thermal energy facilities
representing more than 1,100 MW of installed capacity. Algonquin Power &
Utilities Corp. delivers continuing growth through an expanding pipeline of
renewable power and clean energy projects, organic growth within its regulated
utilities and the pursuit of accretive acquisition opportunities. Common
shares and preferred shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the
symbols AQN and AQN.PR.A respectively. Visit Algonquin Power and Utilities
atwww.AlgonquinPowerandUtilities.comand follow us on Twitter@AQN_Utilities.

SOURCE Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.


Kelly Castledine
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.
2845 Bristol Circle, Oakville, Ontario, L6H 7H7
Telephone: (905) 465-4500
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