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The Empire District Electric Company Announces Election of Dale Harrington as Corporate Secretary

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The Empire District Electric Company (NYSE:EDE) Board of Directors has elected Mr. Dale Harrington, Corporate Secretary, effective May 1, 2015, replacing Ms. Janet Watson who retired April 30, 2015. He is responsible for all aspects of the corporate secretary function. Mr. Harrington also continues as Director of Investor Relations where he is responsible for all investor and shareholder communications and contact, including press releases, earnings calls and proxy preparation. He is also responsible for the administration of the Company’s SEC reporting functions.

The Empire District Electric Company Announces Election of Dale Harrington as Corporate Secretary (P

The Empire District Electric Company Announces Election of Dale Harrington as Corporate Secretary (Photo: Business Wire)

Mr. Harrington joined the Company in June 1989 and has held various positions in Auditing, Human Resources and Financial Services.

He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Accounting at Missouri Southern State University.

Based in Joplin, Missouri, The Empire District Electric Company (NYSE: EDE) is an investor-owned, regulated utility providing electricity, natural gas (through its wholly owned subsidiary The Empire District Gas Company), and water service, with approximately 218,000 customers in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. A subsidiary of the company provides fiber optic services. For more information regarding Empire, visit www.empiredistrict.com.

Certain matters discussed in this press release are “forward-looking statements” intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements address future plans, objectives, expectations, and events or conditions concerning various matters. Actual results in each case could differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements, by reason of the factors noted in our filings with the SEC, including the most recent Form 10-K and Form 10-Q.

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