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William Davis, CEO of Niagra Mohawk, to deliver Sears Lecture in Business Ethics at Bentley College in November

September 16, 1999


WALTHAM, Mass.- William E. Davis, chairman of the board and CEO of Niagara Mohawk Holdings, Inc. and Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, will be the featured speaker for the Sears Lectureship in Business Ethics at Bentley College on Tuesday, November 2, at 3:30 p.m.

Davis will address "Managing Ethics in Today's Changing Utility Industry." The lecture, which is free and open to public, will be held in Bentley's Adamian Graduate Center Wilder Pavilion.

Davis became chairman of the board and CEO of Niagara Mohawk Holdings, Inc. on March 17, 1999, and continues as chairman of the board and CEO of Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, a position he has held since 1993. Davis joined Niagara Mohawk three years prior to becoming chairman and CEO serving in a variety of capacities.

Prior to joining Niagara Mohawk, Davis was employed by the New York State Energy Office for over thirteen years (1977-1990), including over five years as executive deputy commissioner. Before this Davis was with the New York State Department of Commerce (1974-1977) and the General Public Utilities Service Corporation in Parsippany, New Jersey (1973-1974). He received his B.S. from the United States Naval Academy in 1964 and his M.S. from George Washington University in 1971.

Niagara Mohawk is an investor-owned utility headquartered in Syracuse which provides electricity service to over one and a half million customers and natural gas service to over a half million customers in upstate New York. With assets over nine billion dollars and operating revenues of almost four billion dollars per year, Niagara Mohawk is a Fortune 500 company and is among the thirty largest investor-owned utilities in the United States.

For more information or for directions to the college, contact the Center for Business Ethics at 781/891-2981, or visit the college's website at

Presented by the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley College, through the generous support of the Office of Ethics and Business Practices, Sears, Roebuck and Co.

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