Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. Announces Closing of New England Natural Gas Distribution Assets Acquisition

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. Announces Closing of New England Natural Gas 
Distribution Assets Acquisition 
OAKVILLE, ON, Dec. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. ("APUC") 
(TSX: AQN) announced that effective today, Liberty Utilities, APUC's regulated 
distribution utility, has closed on a series of transactions resulting in the 
acquisition of the Massachusetts natural gas distribution utility assets ("New 
England Gas Assets") of Southern Union Company, a wholly owned indirect 
subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. The acquisition of New England 
Gas Assets was originally announced in February 2013 and regulatory approval 
was received from the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities earlier 
this month. 
The New England Assets provide natural gas service to approximately 53,000 
customers in Massachusetts, bringing the total customer count to over 470,000 
for Liberty Utilities. 
"The acquisition of the New England natural gas utility provides the 
opportunity for Liberty Utilities to participate in the supportive 
Massachusetts regulatory environment," said Ian Robertson, Chief Executive 
Officer, APUC. "This acquisition opens another market for the company to 
expand its regulatory footprint and execute on its organic growth strategy in 
About Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. owns and operates a diversified$3.2 
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 or 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 
Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Information
Certain statements included in this news release contain information that is 
forward-looking within the meaning of certain securities laws, including 
information and statements regarding prospective results of operations, 
financial position or cash flows. These statements are based on factors or 
assumptions that were applied in drawing a conclusion or making a forecast or 
projection, including assumptions based on historical trends, current 
conditions and expected future developments. Since forward-looking statements 
relate to future events and conditions, by their very nature they require 
making assumptions and involve inherent risks and uncertainties. APUC cautions 
that although it is believed that the assumptions are reasonable in the 
circumstances, these risks and uncertainties give rise to the possibility that 
actual results may differ materially from the expectations set out in the 
forward-looking statements. Material risk factors include those set out in the 
management's discussion and analysis section of APUC's most recent annual 
report and quarterly report, and APUC's Annual Information Form. Given these 
risks, undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking 
statements, which apply only as of their dates. Other than as specifically 
required by law, APUC undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking 
statements or information to reflect new information, subsequent or otherwise.

SOURCE  Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. 
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. Kelly Castledine Investor Relations (905) 
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