James F. Stutts to Retire as General Counsel of Dominion

Nov 9, 2010

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dominion (NYSE: D) announced today that James F. Stutts, senior vice president and general counsel, will retire from the company, effective Jan. 1, 2011.

Subject to Board of Directors' approval, Robert M. Blue will be promoted to senior vice president-Law, Public Policy & Environment, and Carter M. Reid will become general counsel and vice president-Governance and Corporate Secretary. Reid will continue to report to Thomas F. Farrell II, chairman, president and CEO, as corporate secretary and to Blue as general counsel. Blue will continue to report directly to Farrell.

"James Stutts has served Dominion with dedication, determination and skill," Farrell said. "His keen intellect, diligence and good sense of humor have benefited the company and its shareholders during his decade of service.  It is an incredible asset for a company to have a chief legal adviser whose judgment and integrity are as sound as James. He unerringly finds the right answer. We will miss him."

Stutts joined Dominion in 1997. Prior to his tenure at Dominion, Stutts was a partner at McGuire, Woods, Battle & Boothe (now McGuireWoods LLP) and McSweeney, Stutts & Burch (now McSweeney & Crump). Before earning his law degree, Stutts served as vice president-Corporate Finance for Wheat First Securities in Richmond, Va.

Blue is senior vice president-Public Policy & Environment. He joined Dominion in 2005. Reid is the company's vice president-Governance and Corporate Secretary. She came to Dominion in 1996.

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Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 27,600 megawatts of generation, 12,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,000 miles of electric transmission lines.  Dominion operates the nation's largest natural gas storage system with 942 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves retail energy customers in 13 states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's website at www.dom.com

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