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Southwest Gas Names Paul Daily CEO of Centuri Construction Group

April 14, 2016 at 8:00 PM EDT
Brings Significant Construction Experience and a Track Record of Delivering Operational Excellence and Growth

LAS VEGAS, April 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE: SWX) today announced the appointment of Paul M. Daily as CEO of its Centuri Construction Group, Inc. (the construction services subsidiary of Southwest Gas Corporation), effective April 18, 2016. 

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As CEO, Mr. Daily will lead Centuri's strategy in partnering with North American natural gas utilities as they increase investments in critical infrastructure upgrades.  He brings more than 35 years of operational and financial experience in the construction industry, with a large portion of his career focused on natural gas distribution systems. 

"Paul is an exceptional leader with the ideal skill set to take Centuri to the next level," said John Hester, President and Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Gas Corporation.  "He brings a deep understanding of the construction industry, long-standing relationships with gas distribution companies across North America and a collaborative management style.  Throughout his career, Paul has consistently built world-class teams, developed and executed winning strategies and grown profitable businesses.  Centuri has significant momentum, and we are confident that Paul will build on that progress to deliver even greater value for our shareholders, customers and employees."

"I have admired Centuri's success and am honored to join such an extraordinarily talented team," said Mr. Daily.  "I believe Centuri is well-positioned to continue capitalizing on its unique advantages – its strong market position, unrivaled culture of safety and quality and full-service capabilities – to support its diverse set of gas distribution customers, many of whom are in the midst of multi-year pipeline replacement programs.  I am excited about Centuri's future and look forward to contributing to its continued growth and development."

Background on Paul M. Daily

Mr. Daily, founded Paul M. Daily & Associates in 2014, after nearly three decades serving in senior level positions at engineering and infrastructure construction firms.  From 2011 to 2014, he was Co-founder and CEO of Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, LLC, a group of operating companies with more than 2,000 employees providing infrastructure design and construction services to North American energy clients. 

 He also held executive positions from 2003 to 2011 at InfraSource Services, a provider of underground gas, electric and telecom infrastructure services, where he oversaw strong profitable growth.  Following InfraSource's sale to Quanta Services, in addition to his role as CEO of InfraSource Underground Services, he served as Quanta's Executive Vice President of the Natural Gas and Pipeline Division.  In this role, he spearheaded the seamless integration of InfraSource into Quanta and successfully expanded the group's geographic footprint, client base and profitability.   

Prior to InfraSource, he served as Senior Vice President of Construction and Project Delivery for Earth Tech.  From 1987 to 2000, Mr. Daily held a number of roles of increasing responsibility at Willbros Group, Inc., including Vice President of Planning and Development, where he was a member of the Company's worldwide executive management team.  Mr. Daily spent the first nine years of his career with the United States Army as a commissioned officer, managing petroleum and water logistics for the U.S. Department of Defense.  He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

About Centuri Construction Group, Inc.
Centuri Construction Group is a full-service natural gas piping contractor that provides trenching, installation, maintenance and industrial construction solutions through a family of businesses that includes NPL Construction Co.; Link-Line Contractors Ltd.; W.S. Nicholls Construction Inc.; Brigadier Pipelines Inc.; and Canyon Pipeline Construction, Inc.  A subsidiary of Southwest Gas Corporation, Centuri Construction Group is active in 22 major markets in the United States and Canada. 

About Southwest Gas
Southwest Gas Corporation provides natural gas service to more than 1.9 million customers in Arizona, Nevada, and California.

This press release may contain statements which constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (Reform Act).  All such forward-looking statements are intended to be subject to the safe harbor protection provided by the Reform Act. 

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