NiSource Receives Ethics Award for Third Consecutive Year

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) has
been designated as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere
Institute for the third consecutive year. Ethisphere is a leading international
organization dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best
practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption
and sustainability.

“We don’t take this distinction for granted,” NiSource President and Chief
Executive Officer Robert C. Skaggs Jr. said. “This is a significant achievement,
recognizing our commitment to ethical leadership, compliance practices and
corporate social responsibility.”

NiSource is one of 143 companies from 30 different countries recognized by
Ethisphere for leadership in promoting ethical business standards as measured by
four specific categories: Ethics and Compliance Programs; Reputation, Leadership
and Innovation; Governance; and Corporate Citizenship and Responsibility.

“The entire community of World’s Most Ethical Companies believe that customers,
employees, investors and regulators place a high premium on trust and that
ethics and good governance are key in earning it,” said Ethisphere’s Chief
Executive Officer Timothy Erblich. “NiSource joins an exclusive community
committed to driving performance through leading business practices. We
congratulate everyone at NiSource for this extraordinary achievement.”

The NiSource Code of Business Conduct is the foundation of the NiSource Ethics
and Compliance Program, and is designed to provide guidance on how to apply the
company’s Core Values and Principles to maintain high standards of business
conduct. NiSource’s Code of Business Conduct is available at

More on NiSource’s commitment to ethics and compliance, as well as the company’s
overall corporate sustainability priorities, can be found in the 2012
Sustainability Report available at The 2013
report will be published later this year.

Ethisphere’s Selection Process
The methodology for the World’s Most Ethical Companies includes reviewing codes
of ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction histories; evaluating the
investment in innovation and sustainable business practices; looking at
activities designed to improve corporate citizenship; and studying nominations
from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers.

Read about the methodology and view the complete list of the 2014 World’s Most
Ethical Companies at The World’s Most
Ethical Companies will also be featured in the first quarter 2014 issue of the
quarterly magazine Ethisphere.

About NiSource:
NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI), based in Merrillville, Ind., is a Fortune 500 company
engaged in natural gas transmission, storage and distribution, as well as
electric generation, transmission and distribution. Designated as one of the
World’s Most Ethical Companies since 2012, NiSource operating companies deliver
energy to 3.8 million customers located within the high-demand energy corridor
stretching from the Gulf Coast through the Midwest to New England. Information
about NiSource and its subsidiaries is available at NI-F

About Ethisphere Institute:
The Ethisphere® Institute is an independent center of research, best practices
and thought leadership that promotes best practices in corporate ethics and
governance and enables organizations to improve compliance, mitigate risk, and
enhance relationships with employees, business partners, investors and the broad
regulatory community. Ethisphere evaluates and benchmarks compliance and
governance programs, honors superior achievement through its World’s Most
Ethical Companies® recognition program and publishes Ethisphere Magazine.
Ethisphere is also the leading provider of independent verification of corporate
ethics and compliance programs that include: Ethics Inside® Certification,
Compliance Leader Verification(TM) and Anti-Corruption Program Verification(TM).
More information about Ethisphere can be found at:

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