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Thomas A. Thomas Elected as Director of Southwest Gas Corporation

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE: SWX) announced today that Thomas A. Thomas was elected as a member of the Southwest Gas Corporation Board of Directors on September 16, 2008. Mr. Thomas, 50, will serve on the Audit and Compensation Committees of the Board.

Mr. Thomas is the Managing Partner of the Thomas & Mack Co., an investment management and commercial real estate development company with properties and developments in Nevada, California, Arizona, Utah, and Idaho. He has managed that company since 1992. From 1986 to 1992, Mr. Thomas held various executive positions with Valley Bank of Nevada until its merger into Bank of America in 1992. He has degrees in Finance and Law from the University of Utah.

Mr. Thomas is currently involved with the following charitable organizations: Opportunity Village Foundation Board of Directors; University of Nevada, Las Vegas Academic Corporate Council; Safe Nest Advisory Board; Habitat for Humanity Advisory Board; Utah Shakespearean Festival Board of Governors; Thomas & Mack Legal Clinic at the UNLV Boyd School of Law; and the Las Vegas Area Council Advisory Board of the Boy Scouts of America.

SOURCE Southwest Gas Corporation
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/CONTACT: Media, Cynthia Messina, Las Vegas, +1-702-876-7132, or
Shareholder, Ken Kenny, Las Vegas, +1-702-876-7237, both of Southwest Gas
Corporation/
/Web Site: http://www.swgas.com /
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