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BRIEF-Fortis Inc reports Q3 adjusted earnings per share of $0.61

Nov 3 (Reuters) - Fortis Inc

* Fortis reports third quarter earnings of $278 million

* Fortis Inc - qtrly net earnings attributable to common equity shareholders of $0.66 per common share

* Fortis Inc - qtrly adjusted earnings per share $0.61

* Qtrly revenue $1.90 billion versus $1.52 billion last year

* Fortis Inc- over five-year period from 2018 through 2022, corporation’s capital expenditure program is expected to total approximately $14.5 billion

* Fortis Inc - consolidated capital expenditure plan of approximately $3.1 billion for 2017 remains on track

* Fortis Inc- extended guidance for targeted average annual dividend growth of approximately 6% through to 2022

* Fortis Inc - results for 2017 will continue to benefit from acquisition of ITC and impact of rate case settlement at UNS Energy

* Q3 earnings per share view C$0.57 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: