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 September 5, 2017

For Release: Immediately

Central Hudson, Fortis Inc. and Subsidiaries Donate $100,000 to Red Cross Hurricane Relief Funds

(Poughkeepsie, NY) Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. has joined parent company Fortis Inc. and other Fortis subsidiaries to donate a combined $100,000 to the American Red Cross in support of residents and communities afflicted by Hurricane Harvey.

Fortis Inc. contributed $50,000, and Central Hudson donated $10,000 to the relief effort. Fortis subsidiaries Arizona-based UNS and Michigan-based ITC Holdings Corp. (the largest independent electricity transmission company in the United States) contributed the remaining $40,000 of relief aid.

"We all depend on one another during times of crisis, and so we are proud to join Fortis and our sister American subsidiaries in providing needed relief for those devastated by flooding and property damage brought about by this catastrophic storm," said Michael L. Mosher, President and C.E.O. of Central Hudson. "Our own region has known its fair share of weather emergencies, and we well recall the devastation brought on by past natural disasters.

"On behalf of our employees, I express sincere sympathy to the residents of Texas living in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. We are proud to support them financially, and we salute their sense of community spirit and resiliency during the difficult recovery that lies ahead."

Central Hudson's contribution was provided by its shareholders and will not impact customer bills. Central Hudson also contributes significant in-kind support for many local causes, and employees volunteer thousands of hours each year across the region. For more information on Central Hudson's community support, visit www.CentralHudson.com/Community.

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Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation is a regulated transmission and distribution utility serving approximately 300,000 electric and approximately 80,000 natural gas customers in eight counties of New York State's Mid-Hudson River Valley, delivering natural gas and electricity in a 2,600-square-mile service territory that extends north from the suburbs of metropolitan New York to the Capital District at Albany. Central Hudson's mission is to deliver electricity and natural gas to an expanding customer base in a safe, reliable, courteous and affordable manner; to produce growing financial returns for shareholders; to foster a culture that encourages employees to reach their full potential; and to be a good corporate citizen. Central Hudson is a subsidiary of Fortis Inc., a leader in the North American regulated electric and gas utility industry. For further information visit www.fortisinc.com.