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WGL Holdings, Inc. Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2007 Earnings and Updates Earnings Guidance

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WGL Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: WGL), the parent company of Washington Gas Light Company (Washington Gas) and other energy-related subsidiaries, today reported net income of $45.1 million, or $0.92 per share, for the three months ended December 31, 2006, the first quarter of our fiscal year 2007. This compares to net income of $44.4 million, or $0.91 per share, reported for the three months ended December 31, 2005. Unless otherwise noted, earnings per share amounts are presented in this news release on a diluted basis, and are based on weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding.

We reported consolidated income from continuing operations of $45.1 million, or $0.92 per share, for the three months ended December 31, 2006, as compared to income from continuing operations of $45.3 million, or $0.93 per share, reported for the three months ended December 31, 2005. Income from continuing operations for the three months ended December 31, 2005 excludes an after-tax loss of $866,000, or $0.02 per share, from the discontinued operations of American Combustion Industries, Inc. (ACI), an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of WGL Holdings, which was sold on September 29, 2006. ACI was reported as a discontinued operation of WGL Holdings commencing in the third quarter of fiscal year 2006; accordingly, its financial position and operating results as of and for the three months ended December 31, 2005 have been presented separately from our continuing operations in the consolidated financial statements of WGL Holdings.

"Continuing customer growth, our consistent focus on operational excellence and an effective weather protection strategy contributed to solid first quarter results for our regulated utility segment," said James H. DeGraffenreidt, Jr., WGL Holdings' Chairman and CEO. "We achieved these results despite lower natural gas usage and weather that was 13 percent warmer than last year's first quarter. Although warmer weather and reduced demand hurt unregulated natural gas margins, targeted expansion into regional electricity markets drove a 90 percent increase in the number of electricity customers served and contributed to a six-fold increase in the earnings of our retail energy-marketing segment compared to last year's first quarter. Our solid first quarter results confirm the success of our strategic initiatives."

Results from Normal Operations

We evaluate our financial performance based on results from normal operations, which reflect normal weather for our regulated utility segment, and are not influenced by unique transactions and discontinued operations. Excluding the effects of weather, unique transactions and discontinued operations, our consolidated earnings from normal operations for the first quarter of fiscal year 2007 were $0.87 per share, a $0.01 per share improvement over earnings from normal operations of $0.86 per share for the same quarter of the prior fiscal year. This improvement reflects $0.03 per share of increased earnings from our unregulated business segments that were driven principally by our retail energy-marketing business, mostly offset by $0.02 per share of lower earnings from normal operations by our regulated utility segment.

Earnings from normal operations exclude the effect of variations from normal weather on our regulated utility segment. For both quarters ended December 31, 2006 and 2005, Washington Gas implemented a weather protection strategy designed to provide full protection from the negative financial effects of warmer-than-normal weather while preserving the potential benefit from colder-than-normal weather. For the first quarter of fiscal year 2007, the application of our weather protection products neutralized the earnings effect of 4.1 percent warmer-than-normal weather experienced during this period. For the first quarter of fiscal year 2006, weather was 10.1 percent colder than normal and contributed an estimated $4 million (after-tax), or $0.07 per share, to net income for that period. The effects on net income of weather and our related weather protection products are discussed later in this news release.

Earnings from normal operations for the first quarter of fiscal year 2007 exclude the effect of a unique transaction related to our regulated utility segment. Specifically excluded was a $3.9 million (pre-tax), or $0.05 per share, adjustment that reduced depreciation expense applicable to the period from January 1, 2006 through September 30, 2006. This adjustment was recorded in the first quarter of fiscal year 2007 upon approval by the staff of the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC of VA). There were no unique transactions in the first quarter of the prior fiscal year.

Reconciliations of WGL Holdings' and the regulated utility segment's earnings per share reported in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States of America (GAAP) to earnings per share from normal operations are included with this news release.

GAAP Results from Operations - Three Months Ended December 31, 2006

The remainder of the discussion in this news release focuses on operating results derived by each of our primary business segments in accordance with GAAP. An analysis of net income (loss) applicable to common stock by segment is included with this news release.

Regulated Utility Segment

Our regulated utility segment reported net income of $43.0 million, or $0.88 per share, for the first three months of fiscal year 2007, as compared to net income of $44.8 million, or $0.92 per share, reported for the same quarter of the prior fiscal year. The year-over-year decrease in net income primarily was attributable to lower net revenues (revenues less cost of gas and revenue taxes), mostly offset by decreased operation and maintenance expenses, depreciation and amortization expense and general taxes.

Lower net revenues primarily reflect a decrease in total natural gas deliveries to firm customers that fell by 65.0 million therms, or 15.1 percent, to 364.6 million therms during the first quarter of fiscal year 2007. The decline in therm deliveries was driven by warmer weather and other factors that lowered customer usage. The earnings effect of the 4.1 percent warmer- than-normal weather experienced in the first quarter of fiscal year 2007 was neutralized by the application of our Revenue Normalization Adjustment billing mechanism in Maryland, and the benefits from our weather insurance policy and weather derivative in the District of Columbia and Virginia, respectively. The net benefits derived from our weather protection strategies in the District of Columbia and Virginia for the first quarter of fiscal years 2007 and 2006 are reflected in "Operation and maintenance" expense, as discussed below. In the first quarter of fiscal year 2006, net income was enhanced by an estimated $4 million (after-tax), or $0.07 per share, from the 10.1 percent colder-than-normal weather experienced in that period.

The decline in natural gas deliveries was also attributable to other factors affecting customer usage, such as unusual weather patterns and customer conservation, which lowered earnings derived in the District of Columbia and Virginia for the first quarter of fiscal year 2007 when compared to the same quarter last fiscal year. Customer usage may not correlate highly with actual heating degree days during months that begin our winter heating season when weather patterns are not consistently cold or warm. Net revenues for the first quarter of fiscal year 2007 were favorably affected by the addition of over 16,100 active customer meters since the end of the same quarter of the prior fiscal year, partially offset by decreased earnings from recoverable carrying costs on lower average storage gas inventories.

Earnings of the regulated utility segment for the first three months of fiscal year 2007 were favorably affected by a $4.6 million (pre-tax), or $0.06 per share, reduction in operation and maintenance expenses. Principally contributing to the reduction in these expenses were lower expenses for uncollectible accounts. Additionally, the regulated utility segment benefited $1.3 million (pre-tax), or $0.02 per share, in the first quarter of fiscal year 2007 in relation to the prior fiscal year from our weather protection products in the District of Columbia and Virginia, net of related expenses of these products. Partially offsetting the reduced expenses were higher pension and post-retirement benefit costs and increased un-recovered purchased hexane costs.

The regulated utility segment also benefited from $4.4 million (pre-tax), or $0.05 per share, of lower depreciation and amortization expense in the current first quarter when compared to the same quarter of the prior fiscal year. The lower expense was attributable to an adjustment recorded in the first quarter of fiscal year 2007 to reflect a reduction in Washington Gas' depreciation rates on fixed assets related to the Virginia jurisdiction. The reduction in Washington Gas' depreciation rates was approved by the staff of the SCC of VA during the first quarter of fiscal year 2007. In accordance with Virginia regulatory policy, we implemented the new depreciation rates retroactive to January 1, 2006 which coincides with the date of the approved depreciation study. Accordingly, our depreciation and amortization expense for the first quarter ended December 31, 2006 included a benefit totaling $5.2 million (pre-tax), or $0.07 per share, of which $3.9 million (pre-tax), or $0.05 per share, was applicable to the period from January 1, 2006 through September 30, 2006. Partially offsetting the effect of reduced depreciation rates was the effect of increased investment in property, plant and equipment.

Retail Energy-Marketing Segment

The retail energy-marketing segment reported net income of $2.7 million, or $0.05 per share, for the three months ended December 31, 2006, an increase of $2.3 million, or $0.04 per share, over net income of $423,000, or $0.01 per share, reported for the same three-month period of the prior fiscal year. The year-over-year improvement in earnings for this business primarily reflects higher gross margins (revenues less costs of energy) from the sale of electricity, partially offset by lower gross margins from the sale of natural gas. Further tempering the improved earnings were higher selling, general and administrative expenses due primarily to increased costs associated with marketing initiatives for increasing our electric customer base.

Gross margins from electric sales increased significantly during the 2007 first quarter, reflecting a dramatic rise in both the gross margin per kilowatt hour sold and electric sales volumes. By the end of the 2007 first quarter, electric customers had grown 90 percent when compared to the end of the same quarter of the prior fiscal year. This customer growth was principally the result of new competitive opportunities that emerged in the second half of fiscal year 2006 due to sharp increases in competing rates offered by electric utilities in Maryland and Delaware.

Lower gross margins from natural gas sales stemmed from a combination of lower natural gas sales volumes and higher gas costs in relation to retail sales prices. Natural gas sales volumes decreased 8.4 percent due to warmer weather experienced in the first quarter of fiscal year 2007 compared to the same quarter of the prior fiscal year. Additionally, as a result of warmer weather, demand for natural gas was lower than expected and resulted in a mix of higher-cost storage gas withdrawals and contracted natural gas purchases that were used to supply retail sales customers during the first quarter of fiscal year 2007 relative to the same quarter last year.

Favorably affecting gross margins from natural gas sales were lower mark- to-market losses and weather hedge costs in the current first quarter than in the same quarter of the prior fiscal year. Market valuation losses or gains are recorded principally in connection with derivative contracts that are used to mitigate the risk of volatility in the market price of natural gas. The year-over-year net change in the valuation of these instruments, including the weather hedge costs, increased income by $871,000 (pre-tax), or $0.01 per share.

Earnings Outlook

We are lowering our consolidated earnings estimate for the full fiscal year 2007 to a range of $1.74 to $1.84 per share from our previous guidance of $1.81 to $1.91 per share. This updated estimate includes a slight increase in projected full fiscal year 2007 earnings from our regulated utility segment to a range of $1.56 to $1.62 per share from the previous range of $1.55 per share to $1.61 per share, and a decrease in projected full fiscal year 2007 earnings from continuing operations related to our unregulated business segments to a range of $0.18 to $0.22 per share from the previous range of $0.26 to $0.30 per share. The annual guidance for the consolidated entity includes an estimate of earnings for our second quarter ending March 31, 2007 in the range of $1.12 to $1.18 per share. This estimate reflects projected earnings from our regulated utility segment in a range of $1.25 to $1.29 per share, and a projected net loss related to our unregulated business segments in a range of $0.13 to $0.11 per share.

This guidance reflects the estimated effect of actual weather through January 28, 2007, and assumes normal weather thereafter. The annual guidance also includes an estimated increase in revenues in Virginia in connection with a rate case pending before the SCC of VA. This increase in Virginia rates is subject to a final determination by the SCC of VA. The guidance assumes that the revenue effects of new rates in the District of Columbia will occur after fiscal year 2007. The guidance also assumes no effect of unusual items that could arise in the future, and no future gains or losses related to discontinued operations. This guidance includes the forecasted results of continuing operations only. We assume no obligation to update this guidance. The absence of any statement by us in the future should not be presumed to represent an affirmation of this earnings guidance.

Other Information

We will hold a conference call at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time on February 1, 2007, to discuss our first quarter financial results. The live conference call will be available to the public via a link located on the WGL Holdings Web site, http://www.wglholdings.com. Slides providing details of our results of operations will be posted to the Web site. To hear the live webcast, click on the "Live Webcast" link located on the home page of the referenced site. The webcast and related slides will be archived on the WGL Holdings Web site through March 1, 2007.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., WGL Holdings is the parent company of Washington Gas Light Company, a natural gas utility that serves over one million customers throughout metropolitan Washington, D.C., and the surrounding region. In addition, we hold energy-related retail businesses that focus primarily on retail energy-marketing and commercial heating, ventilating and air conditioning services.

Additional information about WGL Holdings is available on our Web site, http://www.wglholdings.com.

Note: This news release and other statements by us include forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 with respect to the outlook for earnings, revenues and other future financial business performance or strategies and expectations. Forward- looking statements are typically identified by words such as, but not limited to, "estimates," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "believes," "plans," and similar expressions, or future or conditional verbs such as "will," "should," "would," and "could." Although we believe such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, we cannot give assurance that every objective will be achieved. Forward-looking statements speak only as of today, and we assume no duty to update them.

As previously disclosed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements or historical performance: the level and rate at which costs and expenses are incurred and the extent to which they are allowed to be recovered from customers through the regulatory process in connection with constructing, operating and maintaining Washington Gas' natural gas distribution system; the ability to implement successful approaches to modify the current or future composition of gas delivered to customers or to remediate the effects of the current or future composition of gas delivered to customers, as a result of the introduction of gas from the Dominion Cove Point facility to Washington Gas' natural gas distribution system; the ability to recover the costs of implementing steps to accommodate delivery of natural gas to customers as a result of the receipt of gas from the Cove Point facility; variations in weather conditions from normal levels; the availability of natural gas supply and interstate pipeline transportation and storage capacity; the ability of natural gas producers, pipeline gatherers, and natural gas processors to deliver natural gas into interstate pipelines for delivery by those interstate pipelines to the entrance points of Washington Gas' natural gas distribution system as a result of factors beyond our control; changes in economic, competitive, political and regulatory conditions and developments; changes in capital and energy commodity market conditions; changes in credit ratings of debt securities of WGL Holdings, Inc. or Washington Gas Light Company that may affect access to capital or the cost of debt; changes in credit market conditions and creditworthiness of customers and suppliers; changes in relevant laws and regulations, including tax, environmental and employment laws and regulations; legislative, regulatory and judicial mandates or decisions affecting business operations or the timing of recovery of costs and expenses; the timing and success of business and product development efforts and technological improvements; the pace of deregulation efforts and the availability of other competitive alternatives to our products and services; changes in accounting principles; acts of God and terrorist activities and other uncertainties. The outcome of negotiations and discussions we may hold with other parties from time to time regarding utility and energy-related investments and strategic transactions that are both recurring and non- recurring may also affect future performance. For a further discussion of the risks and uncertainties, see our most recent annual report on Form 10-K, and other reports filed with the SEC.

Please see the following comparative statements for additional information. Also included are reconciliations of WGL Holdings' and the regulated utility segment's earnings per share reported in accordance with GAAP to earnings per share from normal operations.


                              WGL Holdings, Inc.
                      Consolidated Statements of Income
                Three Months Ended December 31, 2006 and 2005
                                 (Unaudited)

                                                      Three Months Ended
                                                          December 31,
    (In thousands, except per share data)             2006             2005

    OPERATING REVENUES
      Utility                                       $431,021         $601,337
      Non-utility                                    301,941          301,610
          Total Operating Revenues                   732,962          902,947

    OPERATING EXPENSES
      Utility cost of gas                            248,676          406,586
      Non-utility cost of energy-related
       sales                                         289,843          293,516
      Operation and maintenance                       62,605           65,729
      Depreciation and amortization                   18,640           23,046
      General taxes and other assessments             25,446           28,597
          Total Operating Expenses                   645,210          817,474

    OPERATING INCOME                                  87,752           85,473
    Other Income (Expenses)- Net                        (172)             300
    Interest Expense
      Interest on long-term debt                      10,008           10,222
      Other - net                                      3,204            1,760
          Total Interest Expense                      13,212           11,982
    Dividends on Washington Gas preferred stock          330              330
    INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE
     INCOME TAXES                                     74,038           73,461
    INCOME TAXES                                      28,940           28,209

    INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS                 45,098           45,252
    Loss from discontinued operations,
     net of income tax benefit                             -             (866)

    NET INCOME (APPLICABLE TO COMMON STOCK)          $45,098          $44,386

    AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING
      Basic                                           48,985           48,741
      Diluted                                         49,130           48,894

    EARNINGS PER AVERAGE COMMON SHARE
      Basic
        Income from continuing operations              $0.92            $0.93
        Loss from discontinued operations                  -            (0.02)
          Basic earnings per average common
           share                                       $0.92            $0.91
      Diluted
        Income from continuing operations              $0.92            $0.93
        Loss from discontinued operations                  -            (0.02)
          Diluted earnings per average common
           share                                       $0.92            $0.91


      Net Income (Loss) Applicable To Common Stock - By Segment ($000):

    Regulated utility                                $42,995          $44,770

    Non-utility operations:
      Retail energy-marketing                          2,676              423
      Commercial HVAC                                     97              435
          Total major non-utility                      2,773              858
      Other, principally non-utility
       activities                                       (670)            (376)
          Total non-utility                            2,103              482
    INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS                 45,098           45,252
    Loss from discontinued operations,
     net of income tax benefit                             -             (866)
    NET INCOME (APPLICABLE TO COMMON STOCK)          $45,098          $44,386



                              WGL Holdings, Inc.
                         Consolidated Balance Sheets
                              December 31, 2006
                                 (Unaudited)

                                               December 31,      September 30,
    (In thousands)                                 2006              2006

    ASSETS
    Property, Plant and Equipment
      At original cost                           $2,980,595        $2,949,951
      Accumulated depreciation and
       amortization                                (893,263)         (882,056)
          Net property, plant and equipment       2,087,332         2,067,895

    Current Assets
      Cash and cash equivalents                      12,224             4,350
      Accounts receivable, net                      473,676           197,933
      Storage gas - at cost (first-in,
        first-out)                                  252,909           296,061
      Other                                          72,262            63,678
          Total current assets                      811,071           562,022
    Deferred Charges and Other Assets               241,999           161,489
          Total Assets                           $3,140,402        $2,791,406

    CAPITALIZATION AND LIABILITIES
    Capitalization
      Common shareholders' equity                  $959,128          $921,807
      Washington Gas Light Company
       preferred stock                               28,173            28,173
      Long-term debt                                605,073           576,139
          Total capitalization                    1,592,374         1,526,119

    Current Liabilities
      Notes payable and current maturities
       of long-term debt                            277,689           238,370
      Accounts payable and other accrued
       liabilities                                  313,075           208,501
      Other                                         214,354           113,971
          Total current liabilities                 805,118           560,842
    Deferred Credits                                742,910           704,445
          Total Capitalization and Liabilities   $3,140,402        $2,791,406



                              WGL Holdings, Inc.
               Consolidated Financial and Operating Statistics
                 For Periods Ended December 31, 2006 and 2005
                                 (Unaudited)


    FINANCIAL STATISTICS
                                                   Twelve Months Ended
                                                       December 31,
                                                  2006              2005

    Closing Market Price - end of period          $32.58            $30.06
    52-Week Market Price Range                $33.55-$27.04      $34.79-$28.85
    Price Earnings Ratio                            18.0              14.0
    Annualized Dividends Per Share                 $1.35             $1.33
    Dividend Yield                                   4.1 %             4.4 %
    Return on Average Common Equity                  9.4 %            11.6 %
    Total Interest Coverage (times) (1)              4.1               4.8
    Book Value Per Share - end of period          $19.52            $18.91
    Common Shares Outstanding - end of
     period  (thousands)                          49,129            48,754

    (1) Calculated using income from continuing operations.


    UTILITY GAS STATISTICS
                                 Three Months Ended     Twelve Months Ended
                                     December 31,           December 31,
    (In thousands)                 2006       2005        2006       2005

    Operating Revenues
      Gas Sold and Delivered
        Residential - Firm       $281,486   $398,864    $932,277  $1,019,932
        Commercial and
         Industrial - Firm         80,220    133,669     284,839     324,115
        Commercial and
         Industrial -
         Interruptible              2,248      2,330       8,108       8,812
        Electric Generation           275        408       1,099       1,233
                                  364,229    535,271   1,226,323   1,354,092
      Gas Delivered for Others
        Firm                       44,065     41,906     138,147     139,323
        Interruptible              13,290     10,952      44,624      38,049
        Electric Generation            57         91         253         565
                                   57,412     52,949     183,024     177,937
                                  421,641    588,220   1,409,347   1,532,029
        Other                       9,380     13,117      42,847      39,747
          Total                  $431,021   $601,337  $1,452,194  $1,571,776


                                 Three Months Ended     Twelve Months Ended
                                     December 31,           December 31,
    (In thousands of therms)      2006         2005        2006       2005

    Gas Sales and Deliveries
      Gas Sold and Delivered
        Residential - Firm        182,784    216,830     559,548     658,455
        Commercial and
         Industrial - Firm         57,729     77,554     194,172     226,953
        Commercial and
         Industrial -
         Interruptible              1,868      1,676       6,377       7,329
                                  242,381    296,060     760,097     892,737
      Gas Delivered for Others
        Firm                      124,093    135,263     392,642     431,643
        Interruptible              76,793     72,794     255,002     275,220
        Electric Generation        10,111     15,920     102,506      80,487
                                  210,997    223,977     750,150     787,350
          Total                   453,378    520,037   1,510,247   1,680,087

    WASHINGTON GAS ENERGY
     SERVICES

    Natural Gas Sales
      Therm Sales (thousands
       of therms)                 204,612    223,475     677,831     732,787

      Number of Customers
       (end of period)            142,000    144,300     142,000     144,300

    Electricity Sales
      Electricity Sales
       (thousands of kWhs)        899,729    492,371   2,819,765   2,396,012

      Number of Accounts
       (end of period)             66,700     35,100      66,700      35,100

    UTILITY GAS PURCHASED
     EXPENSE
     (excluding off system)        104.09 c   136.86 c    114.18 c    106.26 c

    HEATING DEGREE DAYS
      Actual                        1,308      1,499       3,519       4,133
      Normal                        1,364      1,362       3,809       3,801
      Percent Colder (Warmer)
       than Normal                   (4.1) %    10.1 %      (7.6) %      8.7 %

      Number of Active Customer
       Meters (end of period)   1,045,572  1,029,430   1,045,572   1,029,430



                WGL Holdings, Inc. (Regulated Utility Segment)
                Three Months Ended December 31, 2006 and 2005
                                 (Unaudited)

                              Statements of Income

                                                      Three Months Ended
                                                          December 31,
    (In thousands)                                    2006              2005

    Operating Revenues                            $433,350          $604,985
    Operating Expenses:
      Cost of gas                                  251,005           410,234
      Operation                                     46,588            51,527
      Maintenance                                    9,465             9,154
      Depreciation and amortization                 18,551            22,960
      General taxes and other assessments:
        Revenue taxes                               15,277            16,693
        Other                                        9,275            10,039
          Total operating expenses                 350,161           520,607

    Operating income                                83,189            84,378
    Other income (expenses) - net                     (131)              (59)
    Interest expense                                11,974            11,322
    Dividends on Washington Gas preferred stock        330               330
    Income taxes                                    27,759            27,897
          Net income                               $42,995           $44,770


                         Utility Net Revenues ($000) (1)

    Operating revenues                            $433,350          $604,985
    Less:  Cost of gas                             251,005           410,234
           Revenue taxes                            15,277            16,693
       Utility net revenues                       $167,068          $178,058

    (1) We analyze the operating results of our regulated utility segment
        based on utility net revenues.  Washington Gas Light Company includes
        the cost of the natural gas commodity and revenue taxes (comprised
        principally of gross receipts taxes) in its rates charged to customers
        as reflected in operating revenues.  Accordingly, changes in the cost
        of gas and revenue taxes associated with sales made to customers have
        no direct effect on the net revenues or net income of the regulated
        utility segment.



                      WGL HOLDINGS, INC. (CONSOLIDATED)
            RECONCILIATION OF REPORTED GAAP EARNINGS PER SHARE AND
                         ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE
                                 (Unaudited)

                               January 31, 2007

The reconciliation below is provided to demonstrate our utilization of historical earnings per share, as derived in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States of America (GAAP), and adjusted earnings per share from normal operations, a non-GAAP measure. This reconciliation is provided to more clearly identify the results from normal operations for WGL Holdings, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries, and identify certain unique transactions that are not expected to repeat. This information should assist investors and analysts to track progress towards achieving our five-year financial objectives, which are based on normal weather and uninfluenced by: (i) single, one-time, non-repeating transactions and (ii) our discontinued operations.

Utilization of normal weather is an industry standard, and it is our practice to provide estimates and guidance on the basis of normal weather. Actual performance and results may vary from normal weather projections and we consistently identify and explain this variation to assist users in the analysis of actual results versus the guidance. There may be other uses for the data, and we do not imply that this is the only use or the best use of this data for purposes of this analysis.


                      WGL Holdings, Inc. (Consolidated)
            Reconciliation of Reported GAAP Earnings Per Share to
              Adjusted Earnings Per Share from Normal Operations
                       Fiscal Year 2007 By Quarter (1)

                                            Fiscal Year 2007 Results
                                                  Quarter Ended
                                                                         Year-
                                                                          To-
                                    Dec. 31  Mar. 31  Jun. 30  Sept. 30  Date
    GAAP diluted earnings per
     share                           $0.92                              $0.92
    Less: (Loss) from discontinued
     operations - net                    -                                  -
    GAAP diluted earnings per share
     from continuing operations       0.92                               0.92
    Adjustments for:
    Retroactive depreciation expense
     adjustment                      (0.05)                             (0.05)
    Adjusted diluted earnings per
     share from normal operations    $0.87                              $0.87


                      WGL Holdings, Inc. (Consolidated)
            Reconciliation of Reported GAAP Earnings Per Share to
              Adjusted Earnings Per Share from Normal Operations
                      Fiscal Year 2006 By Quarter (1)(2)

                                              Fiscal Year 2006 Results
                                                     Quarter Ended
                                                                         Year-
                                                                          To-
                                    Dec. 31  Mar. 31  Jun. 30  Sept. 30  Date
    GAAP diluted earnings per
     share                           $0.91                              $0.91
    Less: (Loss) from discontinued
     operations - net                (0.02)                             (0.02)
    GAAP diluted earnings per share
     from continuing operations       0.93                               0.93
    Adjustments for:
    Colder-than-normal weather       (0.07)                             (0.07)
    Adjusted diluted earnings per
     share from normal operations    $0.86                              $0.86

    (1) Quarterly earnings per share may not sum to year-to-date or annual
        earnings per share as quarterly calculations are based on weighted
        average common and common equivalent shares outstanding which may vary
        for each of those periods.

    (2) On September 29, 2006, we sold all of the outstanding shares of common
        stock of a portion of our commercial heating, ventilation and air
        conditioning business segment.  The operating results of the
        discontinued operation have been presented separately from the
        operating results of our continuing operations for the fiscal year
        2006 period presented.



                WGL HOLDINGS, INC. (REGULATED UTILITY SEGMENT)
            RECONCILIATION OF REPORTED GAAP EARNINGS PER SHARE AND
                         ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE
                                 (Unaudited)

                               January 31, 2007

The reconciliation below is provided to demonstrate our utilization of historical earnings per share, as derived in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States of America (GAAP), and adjusted earnings per share from normal operations, a non-GAAP measure. This reconciliation is provided to more clearly identify the results from normal operations for the regulated utility segment, and identify certain unique transactions that are not expected to repeat. This information should assist investors and analysts to track progress towards achieving our five-year financial objectives, which are based on normal weather and uninfluenced by single, one-time, non-repeating transactions.

Utilization of normal weather is an industry standard, and it is our practice to provide estimates and guidance on the basis of normal weather. Actual performance and results may vary from normal weather projections, and we consistently identify and explain this variation to assist users in the analysis of actual results versus the guidance. There may be other uses for the data, and we do not imply that this is the only use or the best use of this data for purposes of this analysis.


                WGL Holdings, Inc. (Regulated Utility Segment)
            Reconciliation of Reported GAAP Earnings Per Share to
              Adjusted Earnings Per Share from Normal Operations
                       Fiscal Year 2007 By Quarter (1)

                                            Fiscal Year 2007 Results
                                                 Quarter Ended
                                                                         Year-
                                                                          To-
                                    Dec. 31  Mar. 31  Jun. 30  Sept. 30  Date
    GAAP diluted earnings per
     share                           $0.88                              $0.88
    Adjustments for:
    Retroactive depreciation
     expense adjustment              (0.05)                             (0.05)
    Adjusted diluted earnings per
     share from normal operations    $0.83                              $0.83


                WGL Holdings, Inc. (Regulated Utility Segment)
            Reconciliation of Reported GAAP Earnings Per Share to
              Adjusted Earnings Per Share from Normal Operations
                       Fiscal Year 2006 By Quarter (1)

                                           Fiscal Year 2006 Results
                                                 Quarter Ended
                                                                         Year-
                                                                          To-
                                    Dec. 31  Mar. 31  Jun. 30  Sept. 30  Date
    GAAP diluted earnings per
     share                           $0.92                              $0.92
    Adjustments for:
    Colder-than-normal weather       (0.07)                             (0.07)
    Adjusted diluted earnings per
     share from normal operations    $0.85                              $0.85

    (1) Quarterly earnings per share may not sum to year-to-date or annual
        earnings per share as quarterly calculations are based on weighted
        average common and common equivalent shares outstanding which may vary
        for each of those periods.

SOURCE WGL Holdings, Inc.

CONTACT: News Media: Jan Davis, +1-202-624-6383, cell: +1-703-408-3962,
or Financial Community: Melissa E. Adams, +1-202-624-6410, both of WGL
Holdings, Inc.

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