Piedmont Natural Gas Company 8-K 2012
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Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc.
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On April 30, 2012, the Board of Directors of Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. ("Company") increased the number of directors constituting the entire Board of Directors from eleven to twelve. Also on April 30, 2012, the Board of Directors elected Phillip D. Wright as a Class III director to serve effective June 1, 2012 and until the 2013 annual meeting of shareholders, at which time he will stand for election as a director by the shareholders. Mr. Wright recently retired as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for the Williams Companies. Upon the effective date of his election to the Company’s Board of Directors, Mr. Wright will serve on the Board’s Benefits Committee and Finance Committee and shall be entitled to the Company’s standard director compensation arrangements that were previously reported in the Company’s definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed on January 18, 2012 in the section entitled "Corporate Governance Information – Director Compensation for 2011."
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.