CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 13, 2013) - ATCO Ltd. (TSX:ACO.X) (TSX:ACO.Y) advised today that the percentage of outstanding Class B common shares of Canadian Utilities Limited (TSX:CU) (TSX:CU.X) held by ATCO has increased from 82.0% at January 4, 2011, the date of ATCO's last National Instrument 62-103 filing, to 88.1%. The percentage increase was caused by third parties converting Class B Shares into Class A non-voting shares of Canadian Utilities Limited. The Canadian Utilities Limited Class B Shares are convertible into Class A Shares on a one-for-one basis at the option of the holders. The increase in ATCO's percentage ownership of the Class B Shares was not the result of any action taken by ATCO or Canadian Utilities Limited. This news release is issued pursuant to technical disclosure requirements under applicable securities laws as a result of the change in ATCO's security holding percentage described above.

Following the Class B Share conversions, and after giving effect to the two-for-one share split of the Class B Shares in June 2013, ATCO currently owns 66,309,246 Class B Shares (88.1% of the Class B Shares).

ATCO Ltd., with more than 9,400 employees and assets of approximately $15 billion, delivers service excellence and innovative business solutions worldwide with leading companies engaged in structures & logistics (manufacturing, logistics and noise abatement), utilities (pipelines, natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution), energy (power generation, natural gas gathering, processing, storage and liquids extraction) and technologies (business systems solutions). More information can be found at

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Contact Information:

B.R. (Brian) Bale
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
(403) 292-7502