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Yankee Gas Services Company
P.O. Box 270
Hartford, CT 06141-0270
(800) 989-0900

News Release
Wicks named director of field operations for Yankee Gas  
MEDIA CONTACT:Sandy St. Pierre
Office:(203) 639-4423
After Hours:800-279-1173
MERIDEN, Conn., December 4, 2001, (NYSE: NU) – Larry Wicks has been named director of Field Operations for Yankee Gas Services Company, part of the Northeast Utilities system and Connecticut’s largest natural gas distribution company. In his new position, Wicks will oversee all field and technical operations and maintenance functions within the gas utility. Prior to being named to this position, Wicks served as director of Process Management for Yankee Gas.

“Larry has been instrumental in leading Yankee’s efforts to improve many aspects of its business through process management over the last few years,” said Christopher L. Beschler, vice president of Field Operations. “We are fortunate to have Larry’s expertise and I’m confident in his leadership to manage the critical functions that we rely on to ensure the safe, reliable delivery of natural gas to our customers.”

Prior to joining Yankee in 1999, Wicks was director of Process Management for Six Sigma Qualtec Incorporated in Arizona. He spent most of his professional career with Florida Power & Light (FPL), holding several positions that included manager of Distribution Planning & Reliability, Distribution Operations superintendent and several engineering posts.

Wicks holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida and an Associate of Science from Santa Fe Junior College, Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 1974, he co-authored an article, “Self-excited, Alternating, High-Voltage Generation Using a Modified Electrostatic Influence Machine,” in the American Journal of Physics. He was designated a Statistical Applications Expert with FPL and a Statistical “Black Belt” with Six Sigma Qualtec.

Wicks is a Life Member of Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society; and Eta Kappa Nu, National Electrical Engineering Honor Society. He was a past member of the Florida Engineering Society and the Edison Electric Institute (EEI). He currently serves as Adjutant of the American Legion Post 73 in Wallingford.
He lives in Wallingford with his wife, Sharyn.

Yankee Energy System, Inc.,(YES) which is part of the Northeast Utilities system, includes Yankee Gas Services Company, the largest natural gas distribution company in Connecticut serving approximately 187,000 customers in 69 cities and towns throughout the state. Yankee Energy also includes Yankee Energy Financial Services Company, which provides a full range of residential and commercial energy equipment financing options. Further information about YES can be obtained from its Web sites: yankeeenergy.com, yankeegas.com and yankeefinancialservices.com


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