New Jersey Resources Makes a Big Move on the Fortune 1000 List

  New Jersey Resources Makes a Big Move on the Fortune 1000 List  Business Wire  WALL, N.J. -- July 7, 2014  New Jersey Resources (NYSE:NJR) made a big move on Fortune magazine’s annual list of America’s largest corporations increasing its position 164 spots to rank 699. Last year, NJR ranked 863 on the list.  “It’s an honor to be included in the Fortune 1000,” said Laurence M. Downes, chairman and CEO of New Jersey Resources. “To move up 164 spots on this prestigious list is testament to our record of consistent growth and the dedication and talent of our entire team, who are the driving force behind our performance and everything we do.”  In the energy industry, NJR ranked eighth ^ in total revenue for fiscal 2013 with $3.2 billion, an increase of more than 42 percent over the previous year. NJR’s total return to shareowners was 20  percent in 2013, and has averaged approximately 10 percent over the past 10 years.  Each year, Fortune magazine compiles the list of America’s 1,000 largest companies and ranks them by total revenue. The list is also broken down into industries and lists other financial metrics, such as earnings per share growth, profits and total return to investors. For more information on this year’s Fortune 1000, visit the magazine’s Web site at  About New Jersey Resources  New Jersey Resources (NYSE: NJR) is a Fortune 1000 company that provides safe and reliable natural gas and clean energy services, including transportation, distribution and asset management. With annual revenues in excess of $3 billion, NJR is comprised of five key businesses:    *New Jersey Natural Gas is NJR’s principal subsidiary that  operates and     maintains 7,000 miles of natural gas transportation and distribution     infrastructure to serve half a million customers in New Jersey’s Monmouth,     Ocean and parts of Morris and Middlesex counties.    *NJR Clean Energy Ventures invests in, owns and operates solar and onshore     wind projects with a total capacity in excess of 75 megawatts, providing     residential and commercial customers with low-carbon solutions.   *NJR Energy Services manages a diversified portfolio of natural gas     transportation and storage assets and provides physical natural gas     services and customized energy solutions to its customers across North     America.   *NJR Midstream serves customers from local distributors and producers to     electric generators and wholesale marketers through its equity ownership     in a natural gas storage facility and a transportation pipeline, both of     which are Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC-regulated     investments.   *NJR Home Services provides heating, central air conditioning, standby     generators, solar and other indoor and outdoor comfort products to     residential homes and businesses throughout New Jersey and serves     approximately 120,000 service contract customers.  NJR and its more than 900 employees are committed to helping customers save energy and money by promoting conservation and encouraging efficiency through Conserve to Preserve^® and initiatives such as The SAVEGREEN Project^® and The Sunlight Advantage^®.                         For more information about NJR:                           Visit                      Follow us on Twitter @NJNaturalGas.                 “Like” us on       Download our free NJR investor relations app for iPad and iPhone.  Contact:  New Jersey Resources Media: Michael Kinney, 732-938-1031 or Investors: Joanne Fairechio, 732-378-4967 or Dennis Puma, 732-938-1229  
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