ITC Hires Christine Mason Soneral as Vice President and General Counsel of Utility Operations

Sep 17, 2007

ITC Hires Christine Mason Soneral as Vice President and General Counsel of Utility Operations

Attorney will bring broad utility experience to transmission corporation

Novi, Mich., Sept. 17, 2007 - ITC Holdings Corp. has appointed Christine Mason Soneral as vice president and general counsel - utility operations. Mason Soneral has extensive legal experience in the energy, telecommunications and public utility industries. She also has represented clients before various courts, the Michigan Public Service Commission, the Michigan Tax Tribunal, and other tribunals.

In her new position with ITC, Mason Soneral will be responsible for legal matters connected with the operations, capital projects, contract, property and litigation issues of ITC's independent transmission company subsidiaries - ITCTransmission and Michigan Electric Transmission Company.

"We are gratified that Christine Mason Soneral will be joining ITC," said Daniel Oginsky, vice president and general counsel for the company. "She has a well-earned reputation in the industry for being a very capable and experienced attorney. She brings tremendous experience and resources to ITC and its subsidiaries."

Mason Soneral joins ITC from Dykema, the Detroit-based law firm. Mason Soneral earned her bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and her Juris Doctor degree from Indiana University. She sits on the Judicial Qualification Committee of the State Bar of Michigan. She also serves on the board of the College of Social Sciences Alumni Association at Michigan State University.

About ITC Holdings Corp.

ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) invests in the electricity transmission grid to improve electric reliability, reduce congestion, improve access to markets and lower the overall cost of delivered energy. Through its subsidiaries, ITC is the only independent, publicly-traded company engaged exclusively in the transmission of electricity in the United States. ITC is the eighth-largest transmission company in the country based on electric sales. ITCTransmission and Michigan Electric Transmission Company operate contiguous, fully-regulated, high-voltage systems in Michigan's Lower Peninsula. In January 2007, ITC Midwest signed a definitive agreement to acquire all of the transmission assets of Interstate Power and Light Company in Iowa and portions of Minnesota, Illinois, and Missouri. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2007. ITC Grid Development is focused on partnering with local entities and utilities in regions where significant transmission improvements are needed. ITC Grid Development is currently focused on the Great Plains region (including Kansas and Oklahoma) and the Panhandle region (including Texas and Oklahoma) and has formed ITC Great Plains and ITC Panhandle Transmission in support of this effort. For more information on ITC Holdings Corp., please visit (itc-ITC)

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