FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb 10 2010 12:00:00:000AM
News Media Contact: Joseph Barrios, (520) 884-3725

UniSource Energy Teams With Employees To Contribute $22,000 To Haiti Relief

Tucson, Ariz. " UniSource Energy Corporation (NYSE: UNS), parent company of Tucson Electric Power (TEP) and UniSource Energy Services (UES), will match more than $11,000 donated by employees to relief efforts for earthquake victims in Haiti.

More than 80 employees of TEP and UES donated approximately $11,400 to 22 organizations or funds supporting Haitian relief efforts through the end of January.

Individual donations ranged from $10 to $3,000, and each donation will be matched dollar for dollar with corporate funds. UniSource Energy’s largest matching check will go to the American Red Cross, which received more than $6,900 in employee contributions.

"Our employees have demonstrated incredible compassion for the people of Haiti," said Paul Bonavia, UniSource Energy’s Chairman, President and CEO. "We’re happy to support their generosity in hopes of providing aid and comfort to people who are experiencing such desperate need."

TEP employees also have donated emergency relief supplies to World Care, a Tucson-based nonprofit organization gathering supplies for earthquake victims. Donations included bandages, pain relievers, diapers, and dried food like beans and rice. The drive was coordinated by a TEP employee who has a close friend living in Haiti.

UniSource Energy’s award-winning community service program provides philanthropic gifts, in-kind services and employee volunteers to worthy causes across the state and around the world. It’s just one of many Bright Solutions made available to TEP and UES customers and their communities.

UniSource Energy’s principal subsidiaries include Tucson Electric Power, which serves more than 400,000 customers in Southern Arizona, and UniSource Energy Services, which provides natural gas and electric service to nearly 235,000 customers across Arizona. For more information the company and its subsidiaries, visit uns.com.