Dominion Announces Shift in Responsibilities of Two Senior Officers

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion (NYSE: D) announced today that Diane Leopold and Paul E. Ruppert will trade job responsibilities. Effective April 1, Leopold will become senior vice president-Dominion Transmission, and Ruppert will become senior vice president-Business Development & Generation Construction.

Thomas F. Farrell II, chairman, president and chief executive officer, said:

"Diane and Paul are extremely talented, intelligent, proven leaders who have contributed significantly to Dominion's success. This rotation is another step toward strengthening the depth of understanding and expertise among our senior management team."

Leopold, who will report to Dominion Energy CEO Gary L. Sypolt, will be responsible for a gas transmission system that has links to other major pipelines and to markets in the Midwest, mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the United States. Dominion Transmission also operates the nation's largest underground natural gas storage system.

Ruppert, who will report to Dominion Generation CEO David A. Christian, will manage all new utility and merchant generation and generation-related environmental projects. He will also be responsible for maintaining the projects' safety, timelines and budgets.

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Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 28,000 megawatts of generation, 11,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,300 miles of electric transmission lines.  Dominion operates the nation's largest natural gas storage system with 947 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves retail energy customers in 15 states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's website at

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