National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) announced today it will celebrate 55 years as a listed company on the New York Stock Exchange by having Chairman of the Board and CEO David F. Smith, joined by members of the Company’s senior management team, ring The Closing Bell at 4 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 21.

"The NYSE has long been a home to many of the world's leading publicly traded companies and we are pleased to celebrate 55 years along side many of these respected businesses with a history as long as ours,” Smith said.

Incorporated in 1902, National Fuel’s history dates to the earliest days of the natural gas and oil industry in the U.S. and the Company has been responsible for many industry firsts. Today, the Company continues to be managed in the same innovative and entrepreneurial spirit and takes pride in its 108-year tradition of delivering service and value to customers and shareholders.

"Not long after the birth of the oil and gas industry with Drake's Well in Titusville, Pa., in the heart of our service territory, we began to evolve and grow into the diversified energy company that we are today,” Smith said. “Since our inception, National Fuel has been proud to provide our customers with safe and reliable natural gas delivery from well head to burner tip. As we look towards the future, we are excited to be a part of a new transformation in the natural gas industry: utilizing technological advancements to unlock vast sources of clean burning, domestically sourced energy. The abundance of natural gas within the Marcellus Shale, along with the growth opportunities it provides, will continue our evolution that has been ongoing for more than 100 years.”

NYSE Closing Bell Details

Media interested in covering the event should contact the NYSE via fax at 212-656-6973. The NYSE will service the Associated Press/NY, Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg Photo with a photograph of the event. The Closing Bell (starting at 3:55 p.m.) video feeds are available via the following outlets: Ascent loop #4009 and by request via The Switch. A live webcast of The Closing Bell, beginning at 3:59 p.m., will be available on the homepage of the NYSE at www.nyse.com.

About the Company

National Fuel is an integrated energy company with $5.0 billion in assets comprised of the following four operating segments: Exploration and Production, Pipeline and Storage, Utility and Energy Marketing. Additional information about National Fuel is available at www.nationalfuelgas.com or through its investor information service at 1-800-334-2188.

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