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Avista Announces Donations Totaling $100,000 in Juneau, Alaska

Dec. 23, 2014: Avista Corp.  today announced that it is making donations totaling $100,000 to benefit six organizations in the City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska. These gifts come as the company celebrates its merger with Alaska Electric Light & Power Company (AEL&P), which was finalized on July 1, 2014.
 
The organizations to receive donations are the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, Juneau Salvation Army, The Glory Hole Shelter, United Way of Southeast Alaska, the University of Alaska Southeast and Bartlett Regional Hospital Foundation.
 
“We are very pleased that AEL&P has joined Avista. We look forward to a long and productive working relationship with the company and the residents, businesses and organizations of Juneau,” said Dennis Vermillion, senior vice president, Avista Corp. and chairman of the board for AEL&P. “Avista has a legacy of community support that dates back to the founding of our company in 1889. We invest substantially in our communities because we care about those who live in the places we all call home. It’s simply the right thing for us to do.
 
“Avista and AEL&P hold similar values embedded in a culture of trust, innovation and collaboration,” Vermillion continued. “We believe that being active partners with those who serve the community strengthens the area’s social, cultural and economic vitality and enhances the quality of lives of the people served by our company.”
 
Avista Corp. 2014 Juneau Donations:
Organization
Donation
Juneau Arts & Humanities Council
$ 4,000
Juneau Salvation Army
$10,000
The Glory Hole Shelter
$12,000
United Way of Southeast Alaska
$12,000
Bartlett Regional Hospital Foundation
$12,000
University of Alaska Southeast
$50,000
 
 
 
 
About Avista
Avista Corp. is an energy company involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy as well as other energy-related businesses. Avista Utilities is our operating division that provides electric service to 368,000 customers and natural gas to 325,000 customers. Its service territory covers 30,000 square miles in eastern Washington, northern Idaho and parts of southern and eastern Oregon, with a population of 1.5 million.  Alaska Energy and Resources Company is an Avista subsidiary that provides retail electric service in the city and borough of Juneau, Alaska, through its subsidiary Alaska Electric Light and Power Company. Avista stock is traded under the ticker symbol "AVA." Funds for Avista Corp. donations come from company profits. They are not included as a cost to customers in developing rates. For more information about Avista, please visit www.avistacorp.com.
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