AltaGas Appoints New Member to Board of Directors

December 10, 2007

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec. 10, 2007) - AltaGas Income Trust (AltaGas or the Trust) (TSX:ALA.UN) today announced the appointment of Neil McCrank, Q.C., P.Eng. to the Board of Directors of AltaGas General Partner Inc., effective December 10, 2007.

Mr. McCrank was most recently Chairman of the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board (EUB) - a position he held from 1998 to 2007.

"It gives me great pleasure to welcome Mr. McCrank to the Board of Directors of AltaGas," said David Cornhill, Chairman, President and CEO of AltaGas. "Mr. McCrank is among the most experienced leaders in the Canadian energy industry and I am confident he will make an excellent addition to our Board as we position AltaGas for continued growth."

As Chairman of the EUB, Neil McCrank was responsible for directing and coordinating the EUB's regulatory mandate governing energy resource development and utility matters in Alberta. Prior to joining the EUB in 1998, Mr. McCrank served as a Special Prosecutor, Assistant Deputy Minister for the Criminal Justice Division, Deputy Attorney General, and Deputy Minister for the Alberta Department of Justice.

Mr. McCrank holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Queen's University. He graduated with an LL.B. from Queen's and was admitted to the Bar in 1971. He is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian and Calgary Bar associations, and the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta.

AltaGas Income Trust is one of Canada's largest and fastest growing integrated energy infrastructure and services organizations. The Trust creates value by growing and optimizing assets and services across the energy value chain to serve North America's energy demand. Since 1994, AltaGas Income Trust has expanded its business to include natural gas gathering, processing and transmission, extraction of ethane and natural gas liquids, power generation, marketing of natural gas and natural gas liquids, as well as retail energy services to commercial, industrial and institutional end-users across Canada.

AltaGas Income Trust's units are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ALA.UN. The Trust is included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index, the S&P/TSX Income Trust Index and the S&P/TSX Capped Energy Trust Index.

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