Unitil Celebrates Volunteer of the Month


Hampton, NH; March 2, 1999 --- Don Palmer, a line worker at Unitil/Exeter & Hampton Electric Company, is the first employee to receive the Unitil Volunteer of the Month award. This is a new company program which honors one employee every month for his/her outstanding community work.

"This is a great way to recognize and celebrate all of those unsung heroes in our midst," said Robert Schoenberger, Unitil CEO/Chairman. "People who work at Unitil live locally, and are active in community volunteer events. This is our way of supporting their efforts, such as Don’s involvement with youth organizations, and saying thank you for all the hard work."

Palmer received a letter of commendation from Schoenberger, a gift certicate to a local restaurant, a "Unitil Volunteer of the Month" shirt, and a plaque. He is active in many different community organizations, including coaching baseball and basketball with the North Hampton Youth Association, and hockey with the Manchester Regional Youth Hockey League. He has also assisted with such projects as the New Hampshire Public Television Annual Auction, the YMCA Camp Lincoln Rope Course, and stringing the holidays lights for downtown Exeter.

Unitil (AMEX: UTL) is a public utility holding company system based in New Hampshire, whose subsidiaries Concord Electric Company and Exeter & Hampton Electric Company provide electric service in New Hampshire. Unitil’s other subsidiary, Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company, provides electric and gas service in Massachusetts. Other subsidiaries include Unitil Resources Inc., Unitil Power Corp., Unitil Realty Corp. and Unitil Service Corp.

George Gantz

Corporate Office
Liberty Lane West
Hampton, NH 03842-1720