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Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric declare quarterly dividends

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric declare quarterly dividends

14:38 EDT Thursday, April 18, 2013

MILWAUKEE, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The boards of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Company today declared quarterly dividends.

Wisconsin EnergyThe Wisconsin Energy board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 34 cents a share on the company's common stock.  The dividend is payable June 1, 2013, to stockholders of record on May 14, 2013.  This marks the 283rd consecutive quarter ? dating back to 1942 ? that the company will have paid a dividend to its stockholders.

Wisconsin ElectricThe Wisconsin Electric board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 90 cents a share on the Preferred Stock, 3.60% Series, payable June 1, 2013, to stockholders of record on May 14, 2013.  The board also declared a quarterly dividend of $1.50 a share on the Six Per Cent Preferred Stock payable July 31, 2013, to stockholders of record on July 12, 2013.

Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC), based in Milwaukee, is one of the nation's premier energy companies, serving more than 1.1 million electric customers in Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula and 1.1 million natural gas customers in Wisconsin.  The company's principal utility is We Energies.  The company's other major subsidiary, We Power, designs, builds and owns electric generating plants.

Wisconsin Energy (wisconsinenergy.com), a component of the S&P 500, has more than $14 billion of assets, approximately 4,500 employees and more than 41,000 stockholders of record.

Wisconsin Electric Power Co., doing business as We Energies, is a subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corporation. The company serves more than 1.1 million electric customers in Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula and more than 460,000 natural gas customers in Wisconsin. Visit the We Energies website at we-energies.com.

SOURCE Wisconsin Energy Corporation

For further information: Brian Manthey (news media), 414-221-4444, brian.manthey@we-energies.com; or Colleen F. Henderson, CFA (analysts), 414-221-2592, colleen.henderson@wisconsinenergy.com

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