August 9, 2011 at 4:30 PM EDT

WGL Holdings, Inc. Selected as a Top Corporation in the Nation for Cultural Diversity by Black Enterprise Magazine for the 5th Consecutive Year

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WGL Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:WGL), the parent company of Washington Gas and other energy-related subsidiaries, has been named one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity for the 5th consecutive year, according to Black Enterprise magazineOne thousand publicly traded companies and 100 leading global companies with major U.S. operations were invited to participate in the survey. The survey used four key areas: suppliers, senior management, workforce and corporate board diversity as measurements of each company's diversity practices.

WGL Holdings, Inc. has the distinction of being one of only four companies surveyed that demonstrated significant strengths in all four criteria for diversity measurement.

"WGL Holdings prides itself in the diverse workforce that we continue to cultivate and we are thrilled that we have again been recognized by Black Enterprise magazine," said Luanne Gutermuth, Vice President of Human Resources for Washington Gas. "We appreciate this recognition and will continue to celebrate the diversity in the communities we serve through our dedicated and culturally rich workforce."

The complete list of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity was published in the July 2011 issue of Black Enterprise magazine.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., WGL Holdings, Inc. has three operating segments: (i) the regulated utility segment, which primarily consists of Washington Gas, a natural gas utility that serves over one million customers throughout metropolitan Washington, D.C., and the surrounding region; (ii) the retail energy marketing segment which consists of Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc., a third-party marketer that competitively sells natural gas and electricity and (iii) the design-build energy systems segment, which consists of Washington Gas Energy Systems, Inc., a provider of design-build energy efficiency solutions to government and commercial clients.

Additional information about WGL Holdings, Inc. is available on its website, Go to for more information about Washington Gas Light Company.

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