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Emera Appoints New Director to the Board

Published by Todd Bush on March 6, 2024

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jackie Sheppard, Chair of Emera Inc. (TSX: EMA) announces the appointment of Brian Porter to Emera’s Board of Directors.

“On behalf of the Board, I am pleased to welcome Brian Porter to the Emera team,” says Ms. Sheppard. “His experience in banking, capital markets and corporate strategy will be a strong asset to the Board as will his extensive experience leading one of Canada’s largest chartered banks through a period of significant growth and expansion.”

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Having spent the majority of his career with the Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank), Mr. Porter served in a variety of leadership roles including President and Chief Executive Officer, a position he held from 2013 until his retirement in January 2023.

A forward-thinking leader, Mr. Porter is credited with helping Scotiabank grow and expand globally while driving efficiencies and reinforcing superior customer service. During his tenure as CEO, Scotiabank delivered strong results and steady sustainable, growth, with the value of its assets nearly doubling under his leadership.

In addition to being an experienced executive, Mr. Porter has served in the past as a corporate director, including as Chair of the University Health Network (UHN) Board of Trustees in Toronto, Chair of the Board of Governors of Huron University College at Western University, Chair of the Ontario Infrastructure Bank and Chair of the Atlantic Salmon Federation (Canada). Currently, he is a Director of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.

Mr. Porter received a Bachelor of Commerce from Dalhousie University and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Dalhousie University in 2008 and from Ryerson University in 2018. He is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School.

About Emera

Emera Inc. is a geographically diverse energy and services company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with approximately $39 billion in assets and 2023 revenues of $7.6 billion. The company primarily invests in regulated electricity generation and electricity and gas transmission and distribution with a strategic focus on transformation from high carbon to low carbon energy sources. Emera has investments in Canada, the United States and in three Caribbean countries. Emera’s common and preferred shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and trade respectively under the symbol EMA, EMA.PR.A, EMA.PR.B, EMA.PR.C, EMA.PR.E, EMA.PR.F, EMA.PR.H, EMA.PR.J and EMA.PR.L. Depositary receipts representing common shares of Emera are listed on the Barbados Stock Exchange under the symbol EMABDR and on The Bahamas International Securities Exchange under the symbol EMAB. Additional information can be accessed at or at

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