WGL Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer Dr. Louis J. Hutchinson III has been honored for his contributions to the business world, being named one of the "Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America" in the Spring 2016 issue of Savoy Magazine.

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To celebrate his honor on the Savoy Top 100 for 2016, Dr. Hutchinson (third from the right) was also ...

To celebrate his honor on the Savoy Top 100 for 2016, Dr. Hutchinson (third from the right) was also selected to participate in the NYSE Closing Bell ceremony last week, alongside other corporate leaders and honorees. (Photo: Business Wire)

Dr. Hutchinson was also named to the list in 2014. Since then, he has continued his commitment to serving as a leader at WGL by providing a competitive edge through an overall branding and transformation strategy to meet evolving market demands. He has successfully led WGL's increase in the government and commercial markets and played a key role in expanding the company's economic development and distributed generation solutions. It is because of his ability to facilitate change and profitable growth that Dr. Hutchinson has again been honored with this award.

"The holistic transformation that has taken place at WGL in the last year has a great deal to do with our commitment to diversity of both talent and asset-based energy solutions," said Dr. Hutchinson. "Our diversity reflects the communities we serve in D.C. and across the nation, and it has positively contributed to WGL's 168-year long history of success. Our energy answers - ranging from natural gas to solar to comprehensive systems such as Distributed Impact - demonstrate how diversity has directly transformed our company."

To celebrate his honor on the Savoy Top 100 for 2016, Dr. Hutchinson was also selected to participate in the NYSE Closing Bell ceremony last week, alongside other corporate leaders and honorees.

The Savoy Top 100 is the definitive listing of African-American executives, influencers and achievers proactively impacting corporate America. The full 2016 listing is available online exclusively at www.savoynetwork.com/2016Top100.

About WGL

WGL (NYSE: WGL), headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a leading source for clean, efficient and diverse energy solutions. With activities and assets across the U.S., WGL consists of Washington Gas, WGL Energy, WGL Midstream and Hampshire Gas. WGL provides natural gas, electricity, green power and energy services, including generation, storage, transportation, distribution, supply and efficiency. Our calling as a company is to make energy surprisingly easy for our employees, our community and all our customers. Whether you are a homeowner or renter, small business or multinational corporation, state and local or federal agency, WGL is here to provide Energy Answers. Ask Us. For more information, visit us at www.wgl.com.

About Savoy Magazine

Savoy Magazine is a national publication covering the Power, Substance and Style of African-American lifestyle. From entertainment to sports, business to politics, design to style, Savoy is a cultural catalyst that highlights timely topics and drives positive dialogue on and about Black culture. Savoy is published quarterly with a worldwide distribution via subscriptions and newsstands.

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