CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) today announced that United Way of North Carolina has named the Company a winner of the 2015 Excellence in Community Spirit Award for its strong commitment to strengthening the communities it serves.
Piedmont was one of two winners of the award selected from 58 companies nominated statewide. Piedmont also was among 33 companies chosen to receive the 2015 Spirit of North Carolina Award for demonstrating outstanding community support through their annual United Way campaigns.
"This award belongs to all of the Piedmont Natural Gas employees who devote tremendous time, energy and financial support to serving their neighbors," said Jane Lewis-Raymond, senior vice president and chief legal, compliance and external relations officer of Piedmont Natural Gas. "Providing resources to strengthen the communities where we work and live is a core value for Piedmont, and we are proud to be a partner with United Way in meeting critical needs."
Piedmont was nominated for the awards by United Way of Central Carolinas (UWCC), which serves Mecklenburg, Anson, Cabarrus and Union counties as well as the Mooresville/Lake Norman area. More than 1,000 companies in UWCC's service area conduct annual United Way campaigns.
"United Way of Central Carolinas is very excited to see Piedmont Natural Gas receive this much-deserved recognition," said UWCC Executive Director Sean Garrett. "Piedmont has been an incredible partner to United Way, and we are grateful for its unwavering commitment to our mission of creating change for a stronger community."
Piedmont and other honorees will be recognized at an awards luncheon in Pinehurst on Feb. 10.
About Piedmont Natural Gas
Piedmont Natural Gas is an energy services company primarily engaged in the distribution of natural gas to more than 1 million residential, commercial, industrial and power-generation utility customers in portions of North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, including customers served by municipalities who are wholesale customers. Our subsidiaries are invested in joint venture, energy-related businesses, including unregulated retail natural gas marketing, regulated interstate natural gas transportation and storage, and regulated intrastate natural gas transportation businesses. More information about Piedmont Natural Gas is available on the Internet at www.piedmontng.com.
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