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WGL Holdings, Inc., Reports Record Earnings for Fiscal Year 2008; Issues Fiscal Year 2009 Guidance

-- Consolidated fiscal year 2008 GAAP earnings up -- $2.33 per
share vs. $2.19 per share for fiscal year 2007

-- Consolidated fiscal year 2008 non-GAAP operating earnings up
23% -- $2.44 per share vs. $1.99 per share for fiscal year
2007

-- New rates and asset optimization strategy drive fiscal year
2008 utility results

-- Fiscal year 2009 GAAP and non-GAAP earnings guidance of $2.27
to $2.39 per share

WASHINGTON, Nov 13, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WGL Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: WGL):

Consolidated Results

WGL Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: WGL), the parent company of Washington Gas Light Company (Washington Gas) and other energy-related subsidiaries, today reported record net income determined in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States of America (GAAP) for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2008 of $116.5 million, or $2.33 per share, an increase of $8.6 million, or $0.14 per share, over net income of $107.9 million, or $2.19 per share, reported for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2007.

"Several strategic initiatives drove this year's excellent results and position us for long-term success," said James H. DeGraffenreidt, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of WGL Holdings. "New rates and regulatory mechanisms and the successful expansion of our asset management program enable us to share benefits with both customers and shareholders. Business process improvements are reducing costs and improving service, earning us J.D. Power and Associates #1 ranking for customer service among mid-Atlantic gas companies. With our strong balance sheet, diverse portfolio of energy businesses and resilient regional economy, we remain uniquely positioned for continued long-term success."

For the quarter ended September 30, 2008, we reported a net loss determined in accordance with GAAP of $(11.2) million, or $(0.22) per share, an improvement of $2.3 million, or $0.05 per share, compared to a net loss of $(13.5) million, or $(0.27) per share, reported for the comparative period of fiscal year 2007. Reporting a net loss for quarters ended September 30 is typical due to the seasonal nature of our utility operations and the corresponding reduced demand for natural gas during this period.

Financial performance is evaluated based on non-GAAP operating earnings (loss). Non-GAAP operating earnings (loss) excludes the effects of: (i) warmer-than-normal/colder-than-normal weather for our regulated utility segment; (ii) unrealized mark-to-market gains (losses) on energy-related derivatives; (iii) certain gains and losses associated with optimizing the utility segment's system storage capacity assets and (iv) certain unusual transactions. Refer to "Use of Non-GAAP Operating Earnings (Loss)" and supporting reconciliations attached to this news release for a detailed discussion of management's use of this non-GAAP financial measure, as well as reconciliations of net income determined in accordance with GAAP to non-GAAP operating earnings (loss) for both our consolidated and segment results.

For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2008, our non-GAAP operating earnings were $121.6 million, or $2.44 per share, an increase of $23.5 million, or $0.45 per share, over non-GAAP operating earnings of $98.1 million, or $1.99 per share, for the prior fiscal year. For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2008, our non-GAAP operating loss was $(11.5) million $(0.23) per share, an improvement of $4.0 million, or $0.08 per share, over a non-GAAP operating loss of $(15.5) million, or $(0.31) per share, for the fourth quarter of the prior fiscal year.

Fiscal Year and Fourth Quarter Results by Business Segment

Regulated Utility Segment

For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2008, our regulated utility segment reported net income determined in accordance with GAAP of $113.7 million, or $2.28 per share, an increase of $23.8 million, or $0.46 per share, over net income of $89.9 million, or $1.82 per share, reported for the prior fiscal year. Non-GAAP operating earnings for the regulated utility segment were $111.2 million, or $2.23 per share, for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2008, an improvement of $26.8 million, or $0.52 per share, over non-GAAP operating earnings of $84.4 million, or $1.71 per share, for the same period of the prior fiscal year. This improvement in non-GAAP operating earnings primarily reflects: (i) the implementation of new rates in Virginia on February 13, 2007, in Maryland on November 27, 2007 and the District of Columbia on December 31, 2007; (ii) an increase in realized margins from our asset optimization program; (iii) the favorable effects of changes in natural gas consumption patterns due to shifts in weather patterns and other factors and (iv) an increase of nearly 9,700 average active customer meters over fiscal year 2007. The increase in non-GAAP operating earnings is partially offset by the effect of: (i) an accrual for an estimated refund to our Virginia customers arising from the Earnings Sharing Mechanism included in our performance-based rate design; (ii) higher uncollectible accounts expense due to an adjustment to the accumulated reserve made in the prior period to reflect better collections, coupled with the negative effects of the decline in the economy on the current period and (iii) an increase in maintenance expense as a result of receiving vaporized liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Cove Point LNG terminal in a portion of our distribution system in Virginia.

For the quarter ended September 30, 2008, our regulated utility segment reported a seasonal net loss determined in accordance with GAAP of $(400,000), or $(0.01) per share, an improvement of $16.4 million, or $0.33 per share, over a net loss of $(16.8) million, or $(0.34) per share reported for the prior period. The non-GAAP operating loss for the regulated utility segment was $(10.3) million, or $(0.21) per share, for the fourth quarter of September 30, 2008, an improvement of $7.0 million, or $0.14 per share, over a non-GAAP operating loss of $(17.3) million, or $(0.35) per share, for the fourth quarter of the prior fiscal year. This improvement in non-GAAP operating results primarily reflects: (i) new rates in Maryland and the District of Columbia as well as increased margins from our asset optimization program; (ii) an increase in revenues from recoverable carrying costs on a higher average balance of storage gas inventory and (iii) a lower effective tax rate resulting from an adjustment to our deferred tax balances. This improvement was partially offset by higher operating expenses, depreciation expense and general taxes.

Retail Energy-Marketing Segment

For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2008, the retail energy-marketing segment reported net income determined in accordance with GAAP of $4.8 million, or $0.10 per share, compared to net income of $22.4 million, or $0.45 per share, reported for fiscal year 2007. Non-GAAP operating earnings for the retail energy segment were $12.4 million, or $0.25 per share, for fiscal year 2008, compared to $18.2 million, or $0.37 per share, last year. This comparison in non-GAAP operating earnings primarily reflects lower margins from electric sales and higher operating costs, partially offset by higher margins from natural gas sales. For electric sales, lower margins reflect: (i) decreased sales volumes primarily due to a reduction in the number of commercial customers as a result of increased competition and (ii) lower margins per kilowatt sold primarily as a result of unfavorable weather patterns experienced during the summer of 2008 and the unusually high margins experienced in the prior year. For natural gas sales, higher margins reflect a rise in margin per therm sold, partially offset by a decrease in natural gas sales volumes. The difference between GAAP net income and non-GAAP operating earnings is due to the non-GAAP adjustment for unrealized mark-to-market gains and losses. Unrealized mark-to-market gains and losses are primarily attributable to changes in the fair value of certain contracts related to the purchase of energy supplies to match future retail sales commitments. These supply contracts are subject to mark-to-market treatment, while the corresponding retail sales commitments are not.

For the quarter ended September 30, 2008, the retail energy marketing segment reported a net loss determined in accordance with GAAP of $(10.1) million, or $(0.20) per share, compared to a net income of $5.3 million, or $0.11 per share, reported for the comparative quarter of fiscal year 2007. The non-GAAP operating loss for the retail energy-marketing segment was $(574,000), or $(0.01) per share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2008, compared to non-GAAP operating earnings of $3.9 million, or $0.08 per share, for the same quarter of the prior fiscal year. This comparison of non-GAAP operating earnings reflects lower margins from both electric and natural gas sales.

Earnings Outlook

Our GAAP earnings estimate for the fiscal year 2009 is in a range of $2.27 to $2.39 per share. This estimate includes projected fiscal year 2009 earnings from our regulated utility segment in a range of $1.89 per share to $1.95 per share and projected fiscal year 2009 earnings from our unregulated business segments in a range of $0.38 per share to $0.44 per share.

We are also providing a consolidated earnings estimate for fiscal year 2009 based on non-GAAP operating earnings in a range of $2.27 per share to $2.39 per share. This estimate includes projected fiscal year 2009 non-GAAP operating earnings from our regulated utility segment in a range of $1.95 per share to $2.01 per share, and projected fiscal year 2009 non-GAAP operating earnings from our unregulated business segments in a range of $0.32 per share to $0.38 per share. Refer to the "Reconciliation of GAAP Earnings Guidance to Non-GAAP Earnings Guidance" attached to this press release for a reconciliation of our GAAP earnings per share estimate to our estimate based on non-GAAP operating earnings per share.

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. For the assumptions underlying this guidance, please refer to the slides accompanying our Webcast that will be posted to the WGL Holdings Web site, www.wglholdings.com.

Other Information

We will hold a conference call at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time on November 14, 2008, to discuss our fourth quarter and fiscal year 2008 financial results. The live conference call will be available to the public via a link located on the WGL Holdings Web site, www.wglholdings.com. To hear the live Webcast, click on the "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 December 13, 2008.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., WGL Holdings has three operating segments: (i) the regulated utility segment which primarily consists of Washington Gas, a natural gas utility that serves over one million customers throughout metropolitan Washington, D.C., and the surrounding region; (ii) the retail-energy marketing segment which consists of Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc., a third-party marketer that competitively sells natural gas and electricity and (iii) the design-build energy systems segment, which consists of Washington Gas Energy Systems, Inc., a provider of design-build energy efficiency solutions to government and commercial clients. Additional information about WGL Holdings is available on our Web site, www.wglholdings.com.

Unless otherwise noted, earnings per share amounts are presented on a diluted basis, and are based on weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding.

Please see the attached comparative statements for additional information on our operating results. Also attached to this news release are reconciliations of net income determined in accordance with GAAP to non-GAAP operating earnings (loss) for both our consolidated and segment results as well as reconciliations of our GAAP earnings guidance to our non-GAAP earnings guidance.

Forward-Looking Statements

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. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied include, but are not limited to, general economic conditions and the factors discussed under the "Risk Factors" heading in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K and other documents we have filed with, or furnished to, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.


                          WGL Holdings, Inc.
                  Consolidated Statements of Income
            For Periods Ended September 30, 2008 and 2007
                             (Unaudited)

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                           Three Months Ended    Twelve Months Ended
                              September 30,         September 30,
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(In thousands, except per
 share data)                   2008      2007        2008        2007
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OPERATING REVENUES
  Utility                  $161,616  $134,088  $1,536,443  $1,497,274
  Non-utility               230,266   191,597   1,091,751   1,148,734
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     Total Operating
      Revenues              391,882   325,685   2,628,194   2,646,008
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OPERATING EXPENSES
  Utility cost of gas        55,378    53,448     869,333     875,811
  Non-utility cost of
   energy-related sales     237,194   173,907   1,047,146   1,079,378
  Operation and
   maintenance               70,204    70,254     282,558     275,344
  Depreciation and
   amortization              23,797    23,632      95,007      90,605
  General taxes and other
   assessments               18,149    15,881     102,544     100,023
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     Total Operating
      Expenses              404,722   337,122   2,396,588   2,421,161
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OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)     (12,840)  (11,437)    231,606     224,847
Other Income (Expenses)--
 Net                            931       681       2,525       3,378
Interest Expense
  Interest on long-term
   debt                       9,999    10,000      39,930      40,047
  Other - net                 1,658     1,389       6,867       8,821
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     Total Interest
      Expense                11,657    11,389      46,797      48,868
Dividends on Washington
 Gas preferred stock            330       330       1,320       1,320
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INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE
 INCOME TAXES               (23,896)  (22,475)    186,014     178,037
INCOME TAX EXPENSE
 (BENEFIT)                  (12,676)   (8,931)     69,491      70,137
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NET INCOME (LOSS)
 APPLICABLE TO COMMON
 STOCK                     $(11,220) $(13,544) $  116,523  $  107,900
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AVERAGE COMMON SHARES
 OUTSTANDING
  Basic                      49,914    49,312      49,607      49,172
  Diluted                    49,914    49,312      49,912      49,377
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EARNINGS (LOSS) PER
 AVERAGE COMMON SHARE
  Basic                       (0.22)    (0.27)       2.35        2.19
  Diluted                     (0.22)    (0.27)       2.33        2.19
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   Net Income (Loss) Applicable To Common Stock--By Segment ($000):

Regulated utility          $   (400) $(16,750) $  113,723  $   89,889
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Non-utility operations:
   Retail energy-marketing  (10,142)    5,317       4,813      22,426
   Design-build energy
    systems                     966       192       1,791         367
   Other activities          (1,644)   (2,303)     (3,804)     (4,782)
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      Total non-utility     (10,820)    3,206       2,800      18,011
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NET INCOME APPLICABLE TO
 COMMON STOCK              $(11,220) $(13,544) $  116,523  $  107,900
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                          WGL Holdings, Inc.
                     Consolidated Balance Sheets
                     September 30, 2008 and 2007
                             (Unaudited)

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                                           September 30, September 30,
(In thousands)                                 2008          2007
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ASSETS
Property, Plant and Equipment
    At original cost                       $  3,184,247  $  3,072,935
    Accumulated depreciation and
     amortization                              (975,945)     (922,494)
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        Net property, plant and equipment     2,208,302     2,150,441
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Current Assets
    Cash and cash equivalents                     6,164         4,870
    Accounts receivable, net                    250,165       192,021
    Storage gas--at cost (first-in, first-
     out)                                       406,629       294,889
    Other                                        79,391        81,945
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        Total current assets                    742,349       573,725
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Deferred Charges and Other Assets               289,152       322,195
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        Total Assets                       $  3,239,803  $  3,046,361
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CAPITALIZATION AND LIABILITIES
Capitalization
    Common shareholders' equity            $  1,045,303  $    980,767
    Washington Gas Light Company preferred
     stock                                       28,173        28,173
    Long-term debt                              603,738       616,419
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        Total capitalization                  1,677,214     1,625,359
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Current Liabilities
    Notes payable and current maturities of
     long-term debt                             346,949       205,341
    Accounts payable and other accrued
     liabilities                                243,123       216,861
    Other                                       158,407       134,854
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        Total current liabilities               748,479       557,056
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Deferred Credits                                814,110       863,946
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        Total Capitalization and
         Liabilities                       $  3,239,803  $  3,046,361
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                          WGL Holdings, Inc.
           Consolidated Financial and Operating Statistics
            For Periods Ended September 30, 2008 and 2007
                             (Unaudited)

FINANCIAL STATISTICS
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                                             Twelve Months Ended
                                                September 30,
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                                             2008           2007
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Closing Market Price--end of period             $32.45         $33.89
52-Week Market Price Range               $36.22-$30.26  $35.91-$29.79
Price Earnings Ratio                              13.8           15.5
Annualized Dividends Per Share                   $1.42          $1.37
Dividend Yield                                     4.4%           4.0%
Return on Average Common Equity                   11.5%          11.3%
Total Interest Coverage (times)                    4.8            4.6
Book Value Per Share--end of period             $20.94         $19.89
Common Shares Outstanding--end of period
 (thousands)                                    49,917         49,316
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UTILITY GAS STATISTICS
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                        Three Months Ended      Twelve Months Ended
                           September 30,           September 30,
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(In thousands)           2008        2007         2008        2007
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Operating Revenues
 Gas Sold and
  Delivered
   Residential - Firm $   84,670  $   71,581   $1,004,420  $  987,409
   Commercial and
    Industrial - Firm     35,172      23,724      292,273     278,949
   Commercial and
    Industrial -
    Interruptible          1,187       1,080        8,578       6,618
   Electric Generation       274         283        1,091       1,108
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                         121,303      96,668    1,306,362   1,274,084
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 Gas Delivered for
  Others
   Firm                   16,877      17,484      139,231     139,675
   Interruptible           7,805       8,032       46,207      49,524
   Electric Generation       112          94          372         293
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                          24,794      25,610      185,810     189,492
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                         146,097     122,278    1,492,172   1,463,576
   Other                  15,519      11,810       44,271      33,698
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      Total           $  161,616  $  134,088   $1,536,443  $1,497,274
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                        Three Months Ended      Twelve Months Ended
                           September 30,           September 30,
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(In thousands of
 therms)                 2008        2007         2008        2007
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Gas Sales and
 Deliveries
 Gas Sold and
  Delivered
   Residential - Firm     37,392      37,204      627,527     648,701
   Commercial and
    Industrial - Firm     21,716      18,735      199,363     203,962
   Commercial and
    Industrial -
    Interruptible            920         940        6,543       5,275
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                          60,028      56,879      833,433     857,938
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Gas Delivered for
 Others
   Firm                   44,320      41,427      433,991     433,420
   Interruptible          44,785      45,440      256,626     267,305
   Electric Generation    34,599      66,506       92,176     111,950
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                         123,704     153,373      782,793     812,675
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      Total              183,732     210,252    1,616,226   1,670,613
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WASHINGTON GAS ENERGY
 SERVICES
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Natural Gas Sales
   Therm Sales
    (thousands of
    therms)               72,434      73,830      635,038     725,465

   Number of Customers
    (end of period)      133,300     140,700      133,300     140,700
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Electricity Sales
   Electricity Sales
    (thousands of
    kWhs)                982,283   1,051,305    3,607,619   3,943,844

   Number of Accounts
    (end of period)       61,800      65,900       61,800      65,900
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UTILITY GAS PURCHASED
 EXPENSE
 (excluding asset         102.26       94.76       105.01     103.04
  optimization)             cents       cents        cents      cents
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HEATING DEGREE DAYS
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 Actual                        2          10        3,458       3,955
 Normal                       15          16        3,788       3,815
 Percent Colder
  (Warmer) than Normal     (86.7)%     (37.5)%       (8.7)%       3.7%
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 Average Active
  Customer Meters      1,053,317   1,046,271    1,055,396   1,045,709
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                          WGL HOLDINGS, INC.
              USE OF NON-GAAP OPERATING EARNINGS (LOSS)
                             (Unaudited)

The attached reconciliations are provided to clearly identify
 adjustments made to net income calculated in accordance with
 Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States of
 America (GAAP) to derive non-GAAP operating earnings (loss).
 Management believes non-GAAP operating earnings (loss) provides a
 more meaningful representation of our earnings from ongoing
 operations by adjusting for the effects of: (i) warmer-than-
 normal/colder-than-normal weather for our regulated utility segment;
 (ii) unrealized mark-to-market gains and losses from energy-related
 derivatives; (iii) certain gains and losses associated with
 optimizing the utility segment's system storage capacity assets and
 (iv) certain unusual transactions. This presentation facilitates
 analysis by providing a consistent and comparable measure to help
 management, investors and analysts better understand and evaluate our
 operating results and performance trends, and assist in analyzing
 period-to-period comparisons. Additionally, we use this non-GAAP
 measure to report to the board of directors and to evaluate
 management's performance.

The economic substance underlying our adjustments to calculate non-
 GAAP operating earnings (loss) is as follows:

-- we exclude the effects of warmer-than-normal/colder-than-normal weather to "normalize" weather for our regulated utility segment. During fiscal year 2008 and 2007, the regulated utility segment had a weather protection strategy designed to neutralize the estimated negative financial effects of warmer-than-normal weather on its net income; however, it retained the benefit from colder-than-normal weather in certain jurisdictions. Utilization of normal weather is an industry standard, and it is our practice to evaluate our rate-regulated revenues by utilizing normal weather and to provide estimates and guidance on the basis of normal weather;

-- we exclude unrealized mark-to-market adjustments for our energy-related derivatives to provide a more transparent and accurate view of the ongoing financial results of our operations. For our regulated utility segment, we use derivatives to substantially lock-in a future profit. This profit does not change even though the unrealized fair value of the underlying derivatives may change period-to-period, until settlement. For our retail energy-marketing segment, we use derivatives to lock-in a price for energy supplies to match future retail sales commitments. These derivatives are subject to mark-to-market treatment, while the corresponding retail sales commitments are not. With the exception of certain transactions related to the optimization of system storage capacity assets, as discussed below, when these derivatives settle, the economic impact is reflected in our non-GAAP operating results, as we are only removing the interim unrealized mark-to-market amounts which are ultimately reversed when the derivatives are settled.

-- we adjust for certain gains and losses associated with the optimization of the regulated utility segment's system storage capacity assets. Transactions to optimize our storage capacity assets are structured to lock-in a profit that is recognized as the natural gas is delivered to end-use customers. These transactions may result in gains and losses that consist of: (i) the settlement of physical and financial derivatives during the spring, summer and fall months when we inject natural gas into storage and (ii) lower of cost or market adjustments from the difference between the cost of physical inventory compared to the amount realized through rates when the inventory is ultimately delivered to customers in the winter. Due to timing differences between when the physical and financial transactions settle, and when the natural gas is sold to the end-use customer, gains and losses associated with our storage optimization strategy may be spread across different reporting periods. For purposes of calculating non-GAAP operating earnings (loss), gains and losses associated with these transactions are included in the reporting period when the gas is delivered to the end-use customer and the ultimate profit is realized. This reflects a better matching between the economic costs and benefits of the overall optimization strategy.

-- we exclude certain unusual transactions that may be the result of regulatory or legal decisions, or items that we may deem outside of the ordinary course of business.

There are limits in using non-GAAP operating earnings (loss) to
 analyze our results, as they are not prepared in accordance with GAAP
 and may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other
 companies. In addition, using non-GAAP operating earnings (loss) per
 share to analyze our earnings may have limited value as it excludes
 certain items that may have a material impact on our reported
 financial results. We compensate for these limitations by providing
 investors with the attached reconciliations to net income, the most
 directly comparable GAAP financial measure.



            WGL HOLDINGS, INC. (Consolidating by Segment)
                 RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME TO
                  NON-GAAP OPERATING EARNINGS (LOSS)
                             (Unaudited)
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                 Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2008
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                                      Design-
(In thousands,               Retail    Build
 except per share Regulated  Energy-  Energy     Other
 data)             Utility  Marketing Systems Activities* Consolidated
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GAAP net income
 (loss)           $113,723  $   4,813 $ 1,791 $   (3,804) $   116,523
Adjusted for
 (items shown
 after-tax):
Reversal of costs
 related to
 business process
 outsourcing (a)    (1,139)         -       -          -       (1,139)
Unrealized mark-
 to-market loss on
 energy-related
 derivatives (b)       295      7,594       -          -        7,889
Gain on settled
 derivatives -
 storage
 optimization (c)   (1,983)         -       -          -       (1,983)
Lower of cost or
 market adjustment
 - storage
 optimization (d)    1,535          -       -          -        1,535
Other regulatory
 adjustments (e)    (1,242)         -       -          -       (1,242)
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Non-GAAP operating
 earnings (loss)  $111,189  $  12,407 $ 1,791 $   (3,804) $   121,583
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GAAP diluted
 earnings (loss)
 per average
 common share
 (49,912 shares)  $   2.28  $    0.10 $  0.04 $    (0.09) $      2.33
Per share effect
 of non-GAAP
 adjustments         (0.05)      0.15       -       0.01         0.11
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Non-GAAP operating
 earnings (loss)
 per share        $   2.23  $    0.25 $  0.04 $    (0.08) $      2.44
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                 Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2007
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                                      Design-
(In thousands,               Retail    Build
 except per share Regulated  Energy-  Energy     Other
 data)             Utility  Marketing Systems Activities* Consolidated
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GAAP net income
 (loss)           $ 89,889  $ 22,426  $   367 $   (4,782) $   107,900
Adjusted for
 (items shown
 after-tax):
Colder-than-normal
 weather (f)        (3,294)        -        -          -       (3,294)
Retroactive
 depreciation
 expense
 adjustment (g)     (2,400)        -        -          -       (2,400)
Unrealized mark-
 to-market (gain)
 loss on energy-
 related
 derivatives (b)       160    (4,268)       -          -       (4,108)
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Non-GAAP operating
 earnings (loss)  $ 84,355  $ 18,158  $   367 $   (4,782) $    98,098
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GAAP diluted
 earnings (loss)
 per average
 common share
 (49,377 shares)  $   1.82  $   0.45  $  0.01 $    (0.09) $      2.19
Per share effect
 of non-GAAP
 adjustments         (0.11)    (0.08)       -      (0.01)       (0.20)
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Non-GAAP operating
 earnings (loss)
 per share        $   1.71  $   0.37  $  0.01 $    (0.10) $      1.99
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                   Quarter Ended September 30, 2008
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                                    Design-
(In thousands,            Retail     Build
 except per    Regulated   Energy-   Energy     Other
 share data)    Utility  Marketing  Systems  Activities*  Consolidated
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GAAP net income
 (loss)        $   (400)  $(10,142) $    966  $   (1,644) $   (11,220)
Adjusted for
 (items shown
 after-tax):
Unrealized
 mark-to-market
 (gain) loss on
 energy-related
 derivatives
 (b)             (9,427)     9,568         -           -          141
Gain on settled
 derivatives -
 storage
 optimization
 (c)             (1,983)         -         -           -       (1,983)
Lower of cost
 or market
 adjustment -
 storage
 optimization
 (d)              1,535          -         -           -        1,535
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Non-GAAP
 operating
 earnings
 (loss)        $(10,275)  $   (574) $    966  $   (1,644) $   (11,527)
----------------------------------------------------------------------
GAAP diluted
 earnings
 (loss) per
 average common
 share (49,914
 shares)       $  (0.01)  $  (0.20) $   0.02  $    (0.03) $     (0.22)
Per share
 effect of non-
 GAAP
 adjustments      (0.20)      0.19         -           -        (0.01)
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Non-GAAP
 operating
 earnings
 (loss) per
 share         $  (0.21)  $  (0.01) $   0.02  $    (0.03) $    ( 0.23)
----------------------------------------------------------------------

                   Quarter Ended September 30, 2007
----------------------------------------------------------------------
                                    Design-
(In thousands,            Retail     Build
 except per    Regulated   Energy-   Energy     Other
 share data)    Utility  Marketing  Systems  Activities*  Consolidated
----------------------------------------------------------------------
GAAP net income
 (loss)        $(16,750) $   5,317  $    192 $    (2,303) $   (13,544)
Adjusted for
 (items shown
 after-tax):
Unrealized
 mark-to-market
 gain on
 energy-related
 derivatives
 (b)               (520)    (1,386)        -           -       (1,906)
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Non-GAAP
 operating
 earnings
 (loss)        $(17,270) $   3,931  $    192 $    (2,303) $   (15,450)
----------------------------------------------------------------------
GAAP diluted
 earnings
 (loss) per
 average common
 share (49,312
 shares)       $  (0.34) $    0.11  $      - $     (0.04) $     (0.27)
Per share
 effect of non-
 GAAP
 adjustments      (0.01)     (0.03)        -           -        (0.04)
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Non-GAAP
 operating
 earnings
 (loss) per
 share         $  (0.35) $    0.08  $      - $     (0.04) $     (0.31)
----------------------------------------------------------------------

* Per share amounts for "Other Activities" may include adjustments for
 rounding
(Footnote references are described on the following page)



             WGL HOLDINGS, INC. (Consolidated by Quarter)
                 RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME TO
                  NON-GAAP OPERATING EARNINGS (LOSS)
                             (Unaudited)

                           Fiscal Year 2008
----------------------------------------------------------------------
                                  Quarterly Period Ended (h)
----------------------------------------------------------------------
(In thousands, except                                        Year-To-
 per share data)        Dec. 31  Mar. 31  Jun. 30  Sept. 30     Date
----------------------------------------------------------------------
GAAP net income (loss)  $47,197  $81,038  $  (492) $(11,220) $116,523
Adjusted for (items
 shown after-tax):
Reversal of costs
 related to business
 process outsourcing (a) (1,139)       -        -         -    (1,139)
Unrealized mark-to-
 market loss on energy-
 related derivatives (b)  2,613    1,495    3,640       141     7,889
Gain on settled
 derivatives - storage
 optimization (c)             -        -        -    (1,983)   (1,983)
Lower of cost or market
 adjustment - storage
 optimization (d)             -        -        -     1,535     1,535
Other regulatory
 adjustments (e)         (1,242)       -        -         -    (1,242)
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Non-GAAP operating
 earnings (loss)        $47,429  $82,533  $ 3,148  $(11,527) $121,583
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Diluted average common
 shares outstanding      49,645   49,781   49,638    49,914    49,912
----------------------------------------------------------------------
GAAP diluted earnings
 (loss) per average
 common share           $  0.95  $  1.63  $ (0.01) $  (0.22) $   2.33
Per share effect of non-
 GAAP adjustments          0.01     0.03     0.07     (0.01)     0.11
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Non-GAAP operating
 earnings (loss) per
 share                  $  0.96  $  1.66  $  0.06  $  (0.23) $   2.44
----------------------------------------------------------------------

                           Fiscal Year 2007
----------------------------------------------------------------------
                                  Quarterly Period Ended (h)
----------------------------------------------------------------------
(In thousands, except                                        Year-To-
 per share data)        Dec. 31  Mar. 31  Jun. 30  Sept. 30     Date
----------------------------------------------------------------------
GAAP net income (loss)  $45,098  $63,375  $12,971  $(13,544) $107,900
Adjusted for (items
 shown after-tax):
Colder-than-normal
 weather (f)                  -   (1,173)  (2,121)        -    (3,294)
Retroactive depreciation
 expense adjustment (g)  (2,400)       -        -         -    (2,400)
Unrealized mark-to-
 market (gain) loss on
 energy-related
 derivatives (b)          1,359      110   (3,671)   (1,906)   (4,108)
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Non-GAAP operating
 earnings (loss)        $44,057  $62,312  $ 7,179  $(15,450) $ 98,098
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Diluted average common
 shares outstanding      49,130   49,267   49,557    49,312    49,377
----------------------------------------------------------------------
GAAP diluted earnings
 (loss) per average
 common share           $  0.92  $  1.29  $  0.26  $  (0.27) $   2.19
Per share effect of non-
 GAAP adjustments         (0.02)   (0.03)   (0.12)    (0.04)    (0.20)
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Non-GAAP operating
 earnings (loss) per
 share                  $  0.90  $  1.26  $  0.14  $  (0.31) $   1.99
----------------------------------------------------------------------


Footnotes
----------------------------------------------------------------------
(a) Represents the reversal of expenses that were incurred in prior
     fiscal years for initial implementation costs allocable to the
     District of Columbia associated with our business process
     outsourcing plan. These costs were recorded to a regulatory asset
     in the first quarter of fiscal year 2008 upon approval of 10-year
     amortization accounting by the District of Columbia Public
     Service Commission in a December 28, 2007 Final Order.
(b) Represents the change in the unrealized mark-to-market positions
     of our energy-related derivatives that were recorded to income
     during the period. For the regulated utility segment, to the
     extent that our unrealized mark-to-market gains and losses are
     not shared with customers, these amounts are recorded directly to
     income. All unrealized mark-to-market gains and losses for the
     retail energy-marketing segment are recorded directly to income.
(c) Adjustment relates to the current period settlement of physical
     and financial derivatives resulting from the optimization of the
     regulated utility segment's system storage capacity assets.
(d) A lower of cost or market adjustment made in the current period to
     reflect the cost of gas in storage that will be recovered from
     end-use customers.
(e) Represents favorable regulatory adjustments made during the first
     quarter of fiscal year 2008 applicable to prior fiscal years due
     to revised treatment for hexane costs in Maryland and certain
     shared revenues in the District of Columbia.
(f) This adjustment is for our regulated utility segment only. As
     weather was warmer than normal in fiscal year 2008, there was no
     non-GAAP adjustment related to weather in fiscal year 2008.
     Weather was 4.9 percent and 31.8 percent colder than normal
     during the quarters ended March 31, 2007 and June 30, 2007,
     respectively, resulting in estimated weather effects. There were
     no non-GAAP adjustments related to weather during the quarters
     ended December 31, 2006 or September 30, 2007.
(g) Represents an 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 of new depreciation rates by the
     staff of the Virginia State Corporation Commission.
(h) 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.



                          WGL HOLDINGS, INC.
             RECONCILIATION OF GAAP EARNINGS GUIDANCE TO
                      NON-GAAP EARNINGS GUIDANCE
                FISCAL YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2009

                             Consolidated
----------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                         Low    High
----------------------------------------------------------------------
GAAP Earnings Per Share Guidance Range                 $ 2.27  $ 2.39
Adjusted for:
Unrealized mark-to-market gain on energy-related
 derivatives (a)                                        (0.01)  (0.01)
Prior period gain on settled derivatives - storage
 optimization (b)                                        0.04    0.04
Prior period lower of cost or market adjustment -
 storage optimization (c)                               (0.03)  (0.03)
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Non-GAAP Operating Earnings Per Share Guidance Range   $ 2.27  $ 2.39
----------------------------------------------------------------------

                      Regulated Utility Segment
----------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                         Low    High
----------------------------------------------------------------------
GAAP Earnings Per Share Guidance Range                 $ 1.89  $ 1.95
Adjusted for:
Unrealized mark-to-market loss on energy-related
 derivatives (a)                                         0.05    0.05
Prior period gain on settled derivatives - storage
 optimization (b)                                        0.04    0.04
Prior period lower of cost or market adjustment -
 storage optimization (c)                               (0.03)  (0.03)
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Non-GAAP Operating Earnings Per Share Guidance Range   $ 1.95  $ 2.01
----------------------------------------------------------------------

                    Unregulated Business Segments
----------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                         Low    High
----------------------------------------------------------------------
GAAP Earnings Per Share Guidance Range                 $ 0.38  $ 0.44
Adjusted for:
Unrealized mark-to-market gain on energy-related
 derivatives (a)                                        (0.06)  (0.06)
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Non-GAAP Operating Earnings Per Share Guidance Range   $ 0.32  $ 0.38
----------------------------------------------------------------------


Footnotes:
----------------------------------------------------------------------
(a)  Represents the estimated reversal of certain of our existing
      unrealized mark-to-market positions related to our energy
      derivatives that will be recorded to income during fiscal year
      2009. For the regulated utility segment, to the extent that our
      unrealized mark-to-market gains and losses are not shared with
      customers, these amounts are recorded directly to income. All
      unrealized mark-to-market gains and losses for the retail-energy
      marketing segment are recorded directly to income.
(b)  This adjustment is being made to match the settlement of
      derivatives recorded in fiscal year 2008 with the delivery of
      natural gas to the end-use customer in fiscal year 2009. The
      settled derivatives were part of the optimization of the
      regulated utility segment's system storage capacity assets.
(c)  This adjustment is being made to match the lower of cost or
      market adjustment recorded in fiscal year 2008 that resulted
      from our system storage optimization, with the delivery of
      natural gas to the end-use customer in fiscal year 2009.

SOURCE: WGL Holdings, Inc.

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