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Piedmont's Skains To Take Leadership Role At Charlotte Chamber Date Posted: 09/21/2012

Selection as 2nd vice chairman will lead to role as chairman of Charlotte Chamber in 2015
CHARLOTTE, N.C.
, Sept. 21, 2012 Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) Chairman, President, and CEO  Thomas E. Skains has been selected to serve as the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce's 2nd vice chairman which means he will lead the organization as chairman in 2015. 

Commenting on his selection, Mr. Skains said, "I appreciate this opportunity to serve in a leadership role with the Chamber and I look forward to working with such a fine organization and other community leaders for the economic development and quality of life of our Charlotte community."

Charlotte Chamber President  Bob Morgan made the selection announcement before some 150 members attending the organization's Annual Planning Retreat being held in Charleston. "The chamber is honored and fortunate to have Tom accept this very important leadership role following in the footsteps of  Brett Carterin 2013 and  Michael Tarwater in 2014," said Morgan.

Mr. Skains has held numerous leadership positions both within the natural gas industry and in the Charlottecommunity.  In 2009, Skains served as Chairman of the American Gas Association and, in 2006, as Chairman of the Southern Gas Association.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors for each organization. In addition, Mr. Skains presently holds positions on the Boards of Directors of BB&T Corporation, the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) and Charlotte Collegiate Football; is the General Chairman of the Belk Bowl; and, serves on the Boards of Trustees of Johnson & Wales University and the American Gas Foundation.

About Piedmont Natural Gas
Piedmont Natural Gas is an energy services company primarily engaged in the distribution of natural gas to more than one million residential, commercial and industrial utility customers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, including 53,000 customers served by municipalities who are wholesale customers. Our subsidiaries are invested in joint venture, energy-related businesses, including unregulated retail natural gas marketing, interstate natural gas storage and intrastate natural gas transportation. More information about Piedmont Natural Gas is available on the Internet at www.piedmontng.com.

SOURCE Piedmont Natural Gas

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