EnCana employees trigger $1 million in support of tsunami victims

January 11, 2005 (Calgary, AB) - Employees of EnCana Corporation have, to date, triggered financial support exceeding $1 million for those organizations delivering aid to victims of the South Asia earthquake and resulting tsunamis.

"Like so many others, EnCana employees were moved by the tragedy unfolding in South Asia. Recognizing the profound need, the Company amended its matching gifts donation policy by double-matching all individual employee contributions, which, when complemented by the Government of Canada's dollar-for-dollar match of individual donations, translates into more than a million dollars," explained Community Investment Manager, Mary Ann Steen.

Steen explained that EnCana employees have donated more than $280,000 by today's deadline to be eligible for the federal government's match. EnCana will continue to double match individual donations until February 15.

EnCana staff and members of its Board of Directors were able to select their preferred relief agency. Support has gone to the prime aid organizations, ranging from the Red Cross in Canada or the U.S., to World Vision, Care Canada or CARE U.S.A., Oxfam and UNICEF.

"We don't have operations in the region affected, but our employees responded generously. This comes on the heels of the company's annual employee giving program, EnCana Cares, which raised more than $2 million in financial support to charities in late 2004," explained Steen.

EnCana Corporation
EnCana Corporation is North America's largest natural gas producer and a leading developer of oilsands. EnCana focuses on contributing to the strength and sustainability of the communities in which it is privileged to operate. In 2004, EnCana invested more than C$15 million in these communities, and expects to contribute an additional C$15 million in 2005. EnCana subscribes to the Canadian Centre of Philanthropy's Imagine program, which sets a benchmark for corporate giving at one percent of pre-tax profits

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Mary Ann Steen
Manager, Community Investment

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