Xcel Energy Inc. Board Declares Dividend on Common Stock

MINNEAPOLIS--()--The Board of Directors of Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL) today declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of 34 cents per share. The dividends are payable July 20, 2016, to shareholders of record on June 16, 2016.

Xcel Energy is a major U.S. electricity and natural gas company, with operations in 8 Western and Midwestern states. Xcel Energy provides a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.5 million electricity customers and 2.0 million natural gas customers through its regulated operating companies. Company headquarters are located in Minneapolis. More information is available at www.xcelenergy.com.

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Certain matters discussed herein, including information regarding dividends, are forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and we expressly disclaim any obligation to update any forward looking information. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to: general economic conditions, including inflation rates, monetary fluctuations and their impact on capital expenditures and the ability of Xcel Energy Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively, Xcel Energy) to obtain financing on favorable terms; business conditions in the energy industry, including the risk of a slowdown in the U.S. economy or delay in growth-recovery; trade, fiscal, taxation and environmental policies in areas where Xcel Energy has a financial interest; customer business conditions; actions of credit rating agencies; competitive factors, including the extent and timing of the entry of additional competition in the markets served by Xcel Energy Inc.; unusual weather; effects of geopolitical events, including war and acts of terrorism; cyber security threats and data security breaches; state, federal and foreign legislative and regulatory initiatives that affect cost and investment recovery, have an impact on rates or have an impact on asset operation or ownership or impose environmental compliance conditions; structures that affect the speed and degree to which competition enters the electric and natural gas markets; costs and other effects of legal and administrative proceedings, settlements, investigations and claims; financial or regulatory accounting policies imposed by regulatory bodies; availability of cost of capital; employee work force factors; the items described under Factors Affecting Results of Operations in Item 7 of Xcel Energy Inc.’s Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2015 and the other risk factors listed from time to time by Xcel Energy in reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Contacts

Xcel Energy, Minneapolis
Shareholder Services
Tara Heine, 612-215-5391
or
Paul Johnson, 612-215-4535
Vice President, Investor Relations
or
Xcel Energy Media Relations Representatives, 612-215-5300

Contacts

Xcel Energy, Minneapolis
Shareholder Services
Tara Heine, 612-215-5391
or
Paul Johnson, 612-215-4535
Vice President, Investor Relations
or
Xcel Energy Media Relations Representatives, 612-215-5300