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National Grid Ranked Top Green Utility in the World

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwired - Jun 12, 2015) - This week National Grid PLC ( LSE : NG ) ( NYSE : NGG ) landed the number one spot as a utility on Newsweek's Top Green Companies in the World 2015, ranking 29th overall.

The Newsweek Green Rankings are one of the world's leading corporate environmental rankings, measuring corporate sustainability and environmental impact. Every year the project ranks the 500 largest publicly-traded companies globally on their overall environmental performance using eight specific indicators. Based on those indicators, National Grid received a green score of 71.4%. Read more about their ranking methodology here.

"National Grid is no stranger to running a responsible and sustainable business -- we take account of environmental, economic and social issues when we make our decisions," said Chief Executive, Steve Holliday. "We are committed to being an innovative leader in connecting people to the energy they use and to safeguarding our global environment for future generations. This ranking validates that we are on the right track."

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About National Grid

National Grid ( LSE : NG ) ( NYSE : NGG ) is an electricity and natural gas delivery company that connects nearly 7 million customers to vital energy sources through its networks in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It is the largest distributor of natural gas in the Northeast. National Grid also operates the systems that deliver gas and electricity across Great Britain.

Through its U.S. Connect21 strategy, National Grid is transforming its electricity and natural gas networks to support the 21st century digital economy with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions. Connect21 is vital to our communities' long-term economic and environmental health and aligns with regulatory initiatives in New York (REV:Reforming the Energy Vision) and Massachusetts (Grid Modernization).

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