CORPORATE NEWS RELEASEBACK
July 12, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Shareholder Contact: Ken Kenny, Las Vegas, NV (702) 876-7237
James P. Kane Appointed as President and CEO of NPL Construction Co.
LAS VEGAS, NEV. - Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE: SWX) today announced that it has appointed James P. Kane as President and Chief Executive Officer of NPL Construction Co., Southwest's wholly owned pipeline construction subsidiary. In connection with his new appointment, Mr. Kane relinquished his position as President of Southwest Gas Corporation and its utility operations. Southwest's current Chief Executive Officer, Jeffrey W. Shaw, has assumed Mr. Kane's duties at Southwest.
"Jim Kane's leadership has helped propel Southwest and his presence will be missed at the parent company. Jim is clearly the executive best suited to bolster and transition the NPL management team," said Jeffrey W. Shaw, Chief Executive Officer of Southwest and Chairman of NPL's Board of Directors. Shaw concluded by stating, "Jim Kane comes to NPL following an extraordinary period of growth that has seen NPL nearly double in size over recent years. He will be charged with making structural and transitional changes to match the increased size of the business. We're very fortunate to have Jim, with his impressive 40-year track record in the industry, guide NPL forward. Jim’s demonstrated leadership abilities position NPL to meet its long-term strategic objectives."
Effective immediately with this announcement and Jim’s promotion to President and CEO of NPL, Jim will cease to be a contact for any Southwest Gas business matters, consistent with the Company's various regulatory requirements. Corporate Policy and Practice ("CPP") 1000.01 requires that Southwest Gas employees "do not provide preferential treatment to affiliates or customers of affiliates…." and "do not use shared corporate support functions to transfer confidential, proprietary, or sensitive information from the Company to affiliates."
Contact for any Southwest Gas operations matters that may have previously been made with Jim, shall now be made directly with Eric DeBonis, Senior Vice President/Operations. Any questions regarding interpretation or application of CPP 1000.01 or the Company's Code of Conduct provisions may be directed to Karen Haller, Vice President/General Counsel, Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary.
About Southwest Gas
Southwest Gas Corporation provides natural gas service to approximately 1.9 million customers in Arizona, Nevada, and California. For more information about Southwest Gas, please visit www.swgas.com.
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