Nicor announces organizational changes

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Dec. 13, 2002 — Nicor Inc. on Friday announced a series of officer appointments and realignments of business units for Nicor and its wholly owned subsidiary Nicor Gas.

The executive appointments are as follows: Claudia Colalillo was appointed to Senior Vice President Human Resources and Corporate Communications for Nicor and Senior Vice President Human Resources and Customer Care for Nicor Gas; Daniel Dodge was appointed Senior Vice President Diversified Ventures and Corporate Planning for both Nicor and Nicor Gas; and Rocco D’Alessandro was appointed Senior Vice President Operations for Nicor Gas.

“Along with our new president Russ Strobel, these are the executive officers with oversight of the primary business functions at Nicor and Nicor Gas,” said Tom Fisher, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for both Nicor and Nicor Gas. “These individuals are proven business leaders, with the strategic acumen to continue to strengthen Nicor’s position. Our mission has been and will continue to be centered on providing excellent service to all of our customers, and I am confident that this leadership team will continue to uphold and build upon that mission.”

Strobel, Colalillo and D’Alessandro report to Fisher and Dodge reports to Strobel. Following are organizational changes that were made in line with the new officer appointments. (The list notes the officer and the business units that report to that individual):

* Russ Strobel: finance and administration, legal, diversified ventures, and corporate planning for both Nicor and Nicor Gas;
* Claudia Colalillo: human resources and corporate communications for Nicor and human resources and customer care for Nicor Gas (customer care encompasses the call center, sales, marketing, community relations and gas transportation and billing services);
* Rocco D’Alessandro: operations, which includes customer services, natural gas distribution and supply, engineering and technical services and measurement;
* Dan Dodge: diversified ventures, corporate planning, market research and business intelligence for both Nicor and Nicor Gas.

Nicor also announced the executive appointments of Anthony McCain to Vice President Distribution and James L. Griffin to Assistant Vice President Customer Services. Both report to D’Alessandro. The company previously announced that its Board of Directors elected Paul Gracey Jr. as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Gracey, who joined the company Nov. 25, reports to Strobel.

About Nicor, Inc.

Nicor Inc. is a holding company. Its principal businesses are Nicor Gas, one of the nation’s largest independent natural gas distribution companies, and Tropical Shipping, a containerized shipping business serving the Caribbean region. Nicor also owns and has equity interests in several energy-related businesses. For more information, visit the Nicor website at

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