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 6th consecutive year, according to Black Enterprise magazine . One 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 has the distinction of being the only company surveyed that demonstrated significant strengths in all four criteria for diversity measurement. “We at WGL Holdings are delighted to receive the survey’s highest marks,” said Luanne S. Gutermuth, Vice President of Human Resources for Washington Gas. “It is truly an honor to be recognized for the sixth year in a row. Our commitment to fostering a diverse workplace has always been, and will remain, a top priority for our company.” The complete list of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity was published in the July 2012 issue of Black Enterprise magazine. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., WGL Holdings, Inc. has four operating segments: (i) the regulated utility segment, which primarily consists of Washington Gas Light Company, 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; (iii) the commercial energy systems segment, which consists of Washington Gas Energy Systems, Inc., a provider of energy efficiency solutions to government and commercial clients and (iv) the wholesale energy solutions segment, which consists of Capitol Energy Ventures Corp., a non-utility asset optimization business. Additional information about WGL Holdings, Inc. is available on its website, wglholdings.com. Go to washingtongas.com for more information about Washington Gas Light Company.