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Xcel Energy Recognized for Corporate Sustainability

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Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL) has again earned a spot on the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America, one of the most recognized benchmarks worldwide for corporate sustainability.

“To be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the eighth year is an honor and validates that Xcel Energy is on the right track,” said Ben Fowke, chairman, president and CEO for Xcel Energy. “Our customers increasingly want clean energy and innovative options for meeting their needs. We strive to be the energy provider of choice by delivering those offerings safely, reliably, and at a great price. Our industry is rapidly changing and faces many challenges, but our commitment to providing affordable energy in an increasingly sustainable way will not change.”

In addition to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Xcel Energy was recently recognized as one of the top U.S. utilities for delivering renewable energy and energy efficiency to customers in a Ceres report Benchmarking Utility Clean Energy. This first-of-its-kind study compared the clean energy performance of 32 investor-owned utilities from around the country.

Overall Xcel Energy ranks No. 2 for renewable energy sales and No. 5 for energy efficiency savings. And for the past decade, the American Wind Energy Association has ranked Xcel Energy the No. 1 utility wind energy provider in the United States.

Learn more about Xcel Energy’s corporate sustainability
Xcel Energy issues an annual corporate responsibility report to share with customers, shareholders and other stakeholders the company’s economic, social and environmental impacts. The full report for 2013 can be found online. Also, see an interview with Ben Fowke on Xcel Energy’s corporate focus.

About the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
The S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM, an investment specialist focused on sustainability, have joined together to offer the annual Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). The DJSI were launched in 1999 to track the financial performance of sustainability-driven companies worldwide. RobecoSAM conducts a corporate sustainability assessment that analyzes key economic, environmental and social practices of participating companies from around the globe. More than 3,000 companies representing 24 industry sectors are invited to participate.

About Xcel Energy
Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL) is a major U.S. electricity and natural gas company with regulated operations in eight Western and Midwestern states. Xcel Energy provides a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.5 million electricity customers and 1.9 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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