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Fortis Reports Q3 Results

Fortis Inc. (FTS.TO) said it achieved third quarter net earnings attributable to common equity shareholders of $45 million, or $0.24 per common share, compared to $56 million, or $0.30 per common share, for the third quarter of 2011. Year-to-date net earnings attributable to common equity shareholders were $228 million, or $1.20 per common share, compared to $229 million, or $1.28 per common share, for the same period last year.

In 2012 earnings for the third quarter and year to date were reduced by $3.5 million and $10 million, respectively, related to foreign exchange and CH Energy Group, Inc. acquisition-related expenses. In 2011 earnings for the third quarter and year to date were favourably impacted by a one-time $11 million after-tax merger termination fee paid to Fortis and $2.5 million of foreign exchange.

Excluding the above impacts, improved performance at the western Canadian regulated electric utilities for the quarter was partially offset by decreased non-regulated hydroelectric generation and a higher loss incurred at the regulated gas utilities.

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