AGL Resources Announces Sale of Utilipro, Inc.

AGL Resources Inc. today announced that after a 4-month process it has entered into an agreement with Alliance Data Systems to sell Utilipro, Inc. Utilipro is an integrated customer care solutions and billing services provider for energy marketers in the United States. The transaction is expected to close during the first quarter of calendar year 2001, and will be accretive to earnings. Proceeds from the sale will be used for general corporate purposes.

Based in Dallas, Alliance Data Systems is a leading provider of transaction services, credit services and marketing services. It manages 72 million consumer accounts and processes 2.5 billion transactions annually. Alliance Data Systems employs approximately 6,000 associates at more than 20 locations in the United States, Canada and New Zealand. For more information about the company, visit its Web site,

AGL Resources was advised by Windsor Group investment bankers and Long, Aldridge & Norman corporate attorneys.

AGL Resources Inc. is a regional holding company for energy and infrastructure related businesses in the Southeast. The company is the second largest natural gas-only distribution company in the United States and serves nearly 1.8 million customers throughout Georgia, Chattanooga, Tennessee, and southeastern Virginia. AGL Resources also is engaged through subsidiaries and partnerships in other businesses, including telecommunications, retail energy marketing, and wholesale and retail propane sales.

SOURCE: AGL Resources Inc

Contact: Nick Gold, 404-584-3457, or 1-800-291-9649, or Lisa Dudley,
404-584-3895, or 1-800-652-1969, both of AGL Resources Inc.