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Baker Botts Represents UNS Energy Corporation in $4.3 Billion Acquisition by Fortis Utility Group



NEW YORK, December 11, 2013 -- On December 11, 2013, the Board of Directors of UNS Energy Corporation (NYSE: UNS) unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement with Fortis, Inc. (TSX: FTS), Canada’s largest investor-owned gas and electric distribution utility, that calls for Fortis to acquire all of the outstanding common stock of UNS Energy for $60.25 per share in cash.

The $4.3 billion transaction, which includes the assumption of approximately $1.8 billion in debt, would provide additional capital and new resources for UNS Energy’s subsidiaries, including Tucson Electric Power (TEP) and UniSource Energy Services (UES). Both companies will remain headquartered in Tucson under local control with current management and staffing levels and no planned changes to existing operations or rates.

Baker Botts represented UNS in the transaction.

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