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Longtime Questar Executives Chosen to Head Dominion Questar

RICHMOND, Va., April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion D, -0.22% has chosen longtime Questar Corp. STR, -0.08% executive Craig C. Wagstaff to lead its western U.S. natural gas operations once the previously announced combination of Dominion and Questar is completed.

Wagstaff, currently president of Questar Gas Co., will become president of Dominion Questar. He will be responsible for all current Questar operating companies, including what are now the Questar Gas local utility, Questar Pipeline and Wexpro natural gas development business.

Dominion Questar will be based at the current Questar corporate headquarters in Salt Lake City.

Two other Dominion Questar executive appointments also have been announced. Colleen Larkin Bell, Questar vice president and general counsel, will become Dominion Questar vice president and general manager of Dominion Questar Gas. Brady B. Rasmussen, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Wexpro, will become Dominion Questar vice president and general manager of Dominion Wexpro. They will report to Wagstaff.

Wagstaff also will become a senior vice president of Dominion and report to David A. Christian, chief executive officer–Dominion Energy Infrastructure Group and chief executive officer–Dominion Virginia Power. Christian is responsible for all Dominion electric and natural gas local distribution and transmission businesses.

"Craig, Colleen and Brady have shown outstanding judgment and have a commitment to excellence and deep roots in the community, making them ideal leaders for Dominion Questar," said Dominion Chairman, President and CEO Thomas F. Farrell II. "We look forward to them continuing Questar's traditions of cost-effective service and a focus on safety."

Dominion made the announcements after Ronald W. Jibson, Questar chairman, president and CEO, made public his plans to retire once the Dominion-Questar transaction is completed.

"We believe it is important for customers, employees and other stakeholders of Questar to know the leadership team in place following Ron's retirement will be fully aware of important local issues and have an innate understanding of the operations to ensure a smooth transition under the combined banner," Farrell said. "We look forward to announcing the rest of the leadership team soon."

In his 32-year career at Questar, Wagstaff has held various...