Fortis Inc. Releases 2018 Sustainability Report

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ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland and Labrador, Oct. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fortis Inc. ("Fortis" or the "Corporation") (TSX/NYSE:FTS) has released its . The report includes detailed information on our environmental commitment, our governance practices, our people and our involvement in the communities where we live and work.

Fortis is an energy delivery company, taking energy and moving it along the electricity grid or through natural gas lines and delivering it to our customers. In 2017 we delivered 19 times more energy to our customers than we generated.

"This year we have taken several proactive steps to strengthen our commitment to sustainability," said Barry Perry, President and Chief Executive Officer, Fortis. "Increasingly customers want to use cleaner energy and they want to know where their energy comes from. Our goal is to deliver on these customer expectations."

"Fortis and our utilities have a shared belief in responsible management, sustainable practices and doing the right thing for the long term," said Nora Duke, Executive Vice President, Sustainability and Chief Human Resource Officer, Fortis. "Together we are taking the right steps for our future, our environment and our communities."

The 2018 Sustainability Report released today follows the publication of three Environmental Reports. This report meets our goal of providing more insight into our entire range of sustainability practices and beliefs.

Fortis is a leader in the North American regulated electric and gas utility industry with 2017 revenue of C$8.3 billion and total assets of C$50 billion as at June 30, 2018. The Corporation's 8,500 employees serve utility customers in five Canadian provinces, nine U.S. states and three Caribbean countries.

Fortis shares are listed on the TSX and NYSE and trade under the symbol FTS. Additional information can be accessed at , , or .

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Globe Newswire: 11:00 GMT Friday 12th October 2018

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