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April 30, 2009 Committment to safety

Swine Flu Alert

Pike's Customer and employee safety a top priority

Pike is working to minimize the effects of a pandemic* on Pike employees, as well as our customers, suppliers and the public. Yesterday, the World Health Organization (WHO) elevated the Pandemic Level to Phase 5 but the US Federal Government Response Stage did not elevate and remains at Stage 2. Today the Secretaries of the Department of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services as well as the Acting Director of the Center for Disease Control held a webcast regarding the Swine Flu. Throughout the call they actively promoted the following good health habits to stop the spread of the virus
1.Avoid close contact. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
2.Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
3.Cover your mouth and nose. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
4.Clean your hands. Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs.
5.Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
6.Practice other good health habits.
Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food. Pike has activated our pandemic preparedness team and monitoring the recommendations of government organizations. We have plans in place to deal with a pandemic situation and to continue to protect our employees and serve our customers. For additional information, please refer to the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov), and the US Government’s Official Pandemic Flu website (www.pandemicflu.gov).

April 29, 2009 Committment to safety

Swine Flu Alert

Pike's Customer and employee safety a top priority

Yesterday, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued the following press release regarding the recent outbreak of swine influenza:

The current situation regarding the outbreak of swine influenza A(H1N1) is evolving rapidly. As of 27 April 2009, the United States Government has reported 40 laboratory confirmed human cases of swine influenza A(H1N1), with no deaths. Mexico has reported 26 confirmed human cases of infection with the same virus, including seven deaths. Canada has reported six cases, with no deaths, while Spain has reported one case, with no deaths.

Further information on the situation will be available on the WHO website (www.who.int) on a regular basis.

WHO advises no restriction of regular travel or closure of borders. It is considered prudent for people who are ill to delay international travel and for people developing symptoms following international travel to seek medical attention, in line with guidance from national authorities.

There is also no risk of infection from this virus from consumption of well-cooked pork and pork products. Individuals are advised to wash hands thoroughly with soap and water on a regular basis and should seek medical attention if they develop any symptoms of influenza-like illness.

Pike is working directly with governmental and health officials to stay informed and to ensure that we are properly prepared in the event of any impact realized by the Swine Flu. The safety of our employees and our customers is our first priority. As such, we are continually monitoring and preparing for the potential impact of the swine flu and are taking steps to ensure the safety of our employees and continuity of our operations for our customers.

For additional information, please refer to the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov), and the US Government’s Official Pandemic Flu website (www.pandemicflu.gov

April 14, 2009 Committment to safety

Ken Flechler to lead Pike’s Safety Organization

Safety expert joins as Vice President, Environmental, Health & Safety

Pike Electric is pleased to announce that Ken Flechler has joined the company as VP of Environmental, Health and Safety.

“We are excited to have Ken on the team,” said Eric Pike, Chairman and CEO at Pike. “His proven leadership in driving the development of effective safety programs and processes speaks to the core of our number one priority – the safety of our employees, customers and the public.” Flechler comes to Pike with more than 15 years progressive leadership experience in environmental, health and safety – most recently from COMCAST, where he served as Vice President, Safety & Compliance. From analysis of risks and liabilities to training and implementation, Flechler’s leadership resulted in a dramatic reduction of workplace injuries and vehicle accident rates.

“Ken’s hands-on experience in accident prevention and operational compliance is impressive, and his background in corporate environments with mergers, acquisitions, restructuring and organic growth is a good fit for our business strategy,” said Pike.

Flechler is currently on the National Safety Counsel’s Board of Directors. He has also served on committees with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Department of Homeland Security’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Program.

In this newly expanded leadership role, Flechler will lead increased focus and development of safety programs for a safe and accident free work environment, including internal audits, safety investigations, and training, with a continuing emphasis on improving Pike’s safety culture.