May 11, 2017 - 8:30 AM EDT
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NiSource Named Top Utility in Forbes' America's Best Employers List

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) today announced that it has been named by Forbes magazine as one of America's Best Large Employers for the second consecutive year. NiSource is the highest-rated utility company on this year's list, and ranked No. 61 out of 500 companies listed.

Forbes America's Best Large Employers 2017

"We are truly honored to be included alongside some of America's most recognized and trusted brands," NiSource President and CEO Joseph Hamrock said. "Recognition like this reinforces, and helps spread the word about, something we already know is true at NiSource – that working together to serve our customers and communities, our 8,000 employees are creating a great place to work, grow and build a career."

About the Ranking

The America's Best Large Employers list ranks the top 500 employers across 25 different industries. To compile the list, Forbes conducted an independent and anonymous online survey of nearly 30,000 workers at companies with at least 1,000 employees in their U.S. operations.

Willingness to recommend one's own employer was considered to be the most important dimension of the survey's assessment, with a secondary dimension related to identification of other companies they would or would not recommend in sectors or industries outside of their own.

NiSource was ranked No. 146 overall and second-highest among utilities in the 2016 survey.

About NiSource
NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) is one of the largest fully-regulated utility companies in the United States, serving approximately 3.5 million natural gas customers and 500,000 electric customers across seven states through its local Columbia Gas and NIPSCO brands. Based in Merrillville, Indiana, NiSource's approximately 8,000 employees are focused on safely delivering reliable and affordable energy to our customers and communities we serve. NiSource has been designated a World's Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute since 2012 and is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability - North America Index. Additional information about NiSource, its investments in modern infrastructure and systems, its commitments and its local brands can be found at Follow us at, or NI-F

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