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San Diego Gas & Electric Declares Preferred Dividends

Thursday, May 17, 2012

San Diego Gas & Electric Declares Preferred Dividends11:53 EDT Thursday, May 17, 2012SAN DIEGO, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has declared regular quarterly dividends for the preferred and preference series stock of the company as follows:SDG&E:Cumulative Preferred 5% Series           $0.25 per shareCumulative Preferred 4.60% Series          $0.23 per shareCumulative Preferred 4.50% Series          $0.225 per shareCumulative Preferred 4.40% Series            $0.22 per sharePreference Stock (Cumulative) $1.70 Series      $0.425 per sharePreference Stock (Cumulative) $1.82 Series  $0.455 per shareThe dividends are payable on July 15, 2012 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 10, 2012.SDG&E is a regulated public utility that provides safe and reliable energy service to 3.4 million consumers through 1.4 million electric meters and more than 850,000 natural gas meters in San Diego and southern Orange counties.  The utility's area spans 4,100 square miles.  SDG&E is committed to creating ways to help customers save energy and money every day.  SDG&E is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company based in San Diego.  (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110106/MM26476LOGO) SOURCE San Diego Gas & ElectricFor further information: Media, Erin Koch, San Diego Gas & Electric, +1-877-866-2066, www.sdge.com, Twitter: @sdge, or Financial, Scott Tomayko, Sempra Energy, +1-877-736-7727, investor@sempra.com