CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - March 1, 2017) - CU Inc. (TSX:CIU.PR.A) (TSX:CIU.PR.C)

CU Inc. announced today the appointment of Linda Southern-Heathcott to the Board of Directors and the role of Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, effective March 1, 2017.

Ms. Southern-Heathcott is President & Chief Executive Officer of Spruce Meadows Ltd., an internationally recognized equestrian facility, and a Founding Director and Board Chair of AKITA Drilling Ltd. Ms. Southern-Heathcott is also Vice Chair of both ATCO Ltd. and Canadian Utilities Limited, and Chair of Sentgraf Enterprises Ltd.

Ms. Southern-Heathcott holds the Corporate Director Designation (ICD.D) from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

CU Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Utilities Limited, an ATCO company. CU Inc. is an Alberta-based corporation with approximately 4,200 employees and assets of $15 billion; comprised of rate regulated utility operations in pipelines, natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution. More information about CU Inc. can be found on the Canadian Utilities Limited website at

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