Unitil's 2002 Annual Report Receives National Awards


Hampton, NH. (November 18, 2003): Unitil Corporation (AMEX:UTL) (www.unitil.com) announced today that its 2002 Annual Report to Shareholders received four awards from two nation-wide annual report competitions. This is the sixth consecutive year Unitil received national recognition for its Annual Report.

The National Association of Investors Corp. (NAIC) chose Unitil's 2002 Annual Report as Best in Industry (Electric Utility East) in its 26th annual Nicholson Awards Competition. This competition evaluates the content, financial reporting and design of Annual Reports and features judges who are individual investors and NAIC members.

Unitil's 2002 Annual Report garnered 3 awards from the American Business Communicator's 11th annual competition: Second Place for "Financial Presentation," Third Place for "Photography/Illustration," and Outstanding Achievement for "Cover Design." The American Business Communicators awards judge artistic quality and clarity of message.

"Our Annual Report is one of the creative ways we tell the investment world how unique Unitil is in the utility industry: our growing service territories, continuing investments in distribution assets, diversified customer base, dividend stability, positioning for growth, and experienced management team all set us apart," said Unitil CEO Bob Schoenberger. "It's a winning combination. We're happy our Annual Report is a winner, as well."


Unitil is a public utility holding company with subsidiaries providing electric service in New Hampshire, electric and gas service in Massachusetts and energy services throughout the Northeast. Its subsidiaries include Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company, Unitil Energy Systems, Inc., Unitil Power Corp., Unitil Realty Corp., Unitil Service Corp. and its unregulated business unit Unitil Resources, Inc. Usource L.L.C. is a subsidiary of Unitil Resources, Inc.


Don Hudson

Corporate Office
Liberty Lane West
Hampton, NH 03842-1720