Media Contact:  Marissa Travaline
(609) 561-9000 ext. 4227
mtravaline@sjindustries.com

Investor Contact: Dan Fidell
(609) 561-9000 ext. 7027
dfidell@sjindustries.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SJI To Ring Opening Bell at New York Stock Exchange

FOLSOM, NJ, July 11, 2018 - SJI (NYSE: SJI) announced today that Michael Renna, President and Chief Executive Officer of SJI, will ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. EST. 

The event celebrates the company's 60th anniversary of trading on the exchange and the acquisitions of Elizabethtown Gas and Elkton Gas on July 2, 2018.  With the closing of these transactions, SJI became the second largest natural gas provider in New Jersey and one of the largest local gas distributors in the United States, with service to more than 681,000 customers.

"We are excited to celebrate two historic events in our company's history today - the milestone of 60 successful years on the NYSE, and the transformational acquisition of Elizabethtown Gas and Elkton Gas," said Michael J. Renna, President and CEO, SJI.  "These two well-run utilities, along with South Jersey Gas, SJI Midstream and our wholesale fuel management business represent our core operations and will help drive the continued, long term success of our business."

Members of SJI's management team will join Mr. Renna as he rings the opening bell. A live stream of the bell can be viewed at nyse.com/bell and on various financial and other news outlets. For photos and video after the event, connect with the New York Stock Exchange on Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter and Instragram @NYSE.

About SJI

SJI (NYSE: SJI), an energy services holding company based in Folsom, NJ, delivers safe, reliable, affordable natural gas service to approximately 681,000 customers in New Jersey and Maryland through its three regulated natural gas utilities - South Jersey Gas, Elizabethtown Gas and Elkton Gas. SJI's non-utility businesses within South Jersey Energy Solutions promote efficiency, clean technology and renewable energy by providing customized wholesale commodity marketing and fuel management services; acquiring and marketing natural gas and electricity for retail customers; and developing, owning and operating on-site energy production facilities. SJI Midstream houses the company's interest in the PennEast Pipeline Project. Visit sjindustries.com for more information about SJI and its subsidiaries.

###