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Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 1, 2023




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




New Hampshire   1-8858   02-0381573

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



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(IRS Employer

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6 Liberty Lane West, Hampton, New Hampshire   03842-1720
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (603) 772-0775


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Common Stock, no par value   UTL   New York Stock Exchange

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Item 5.02

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

(b)    On February 1, 2023, Todd R. Black, Senior Vice President of Unitil Corporation (the “Company”), provided notice that he will retire and, in connection with his retirement, resign from the Company and each of its subsidiaries effective as of May 1, 2023.


Item 7.01

Regulation FD Disclosure

A press release announcing Mr. Black’s retirement is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits





Number    Exhibit
99.1    Press Release dated February 1, 2023.
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



/s/ Robert B. Hevert

  Robert B. Hevert
  Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Date: February 2, 2023


Exhibit 99.1


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Unitil Senior Vice President Todd R. Black Announces Intention to Retire in May 2023


HAMPTON, NH, February 1, 2023: Unitil Corporation (“Unitil” or the “Company”) (NYSE:UTL) (unitil.com) today announced the planned retirement of Todd R. Black, Senior Vice President, effective May 1, 2023, capping a successful career spanning 35 years in the utility industry.

“Unitil has been a wonderful place to build a career for the last 25 years and I am truly proud of our accomplishments during that time,” Mr. Black said. “Unitil is a special company with incredibly talented people, and I look forward to their continued success.”

Mr. Black has served as Unitil’s Senior Vice President, External Affairs and Customer Relations, since September 2009. Mr. Black joined Unitil in 1998 and has served in various management roles including, from 2003 to 2009, President of Usource Inc. (the Company’s former energy brokering and consulting subsidiary). Prior to joining Unitil, Mr. Black worked for various utility and energy companies and is an alumnus of the University of New Hampshire (“UNH”). He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors at Normandeau Associates (a provider of science-based environmental consulting services), Vice-Chairman of the Advisory Board at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at UNH, a member of the Executive Board of Directors at the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association, and a former member of the Board of Trustees at the University System of New Hampshire.

“I’d like to thank Todd for all he has done during his many years of dedicated service, and for developing the strong team of professionals who will lead the Company into the future. He will be greatly missed after his long and distinguished career at Unitil,” Thomas P. Meissner, Jr., Unitil’s Chairman, CEO and President said.

About Unitil Corporation

Unitil Corporation provides energy for life by safely and reliably delivering natural gas and electricity in New England. We are committed to the communities we serve and to developing people, business practices, and technologies that lead to the delivery of dependable, more efficient energy. Unitil Corporation is a public utility holding company with operations in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Together, Unitil’s operating utilities serve approximately 108,100 electric customers and 87,500 natural gas customers. For more information about our people, technologies, and community involvement please visit unitil.com.



6 Liberty Lane West

Hampton, NH 03842

T 603.772.0775


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For more information please contact:     

Todd Diggins – Investor Relations

Phone: 603-773-6504

Email: diggins@unitil.com

Alec O’Meara – Media Relations

Phone: 603-773-6404    

Email: omeara@unitil.com



6 Liberty Lane West

Hampton, NH 03842

T 603.772.0775