Southern California Gas Co. and Pacific Enterprises declare preferred dividends

Aug 24, 2010

Media Contact:
Raul Gordillo

Financial Contact:
Glen Donovan

Southern California Gas Co.

Sempra Energy

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        LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24, 2010 – The board of directors of Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has declared regular quarterly dividends for the preferred and preference series stock of the company as follows:

        6% Preferred Series        $0.375 per share
        6% Series "A” Preferred   $0.375 per share

        Additionally, regular quarterly preferred dividends were declared by Pacific Enterprises, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) and the parent company of SoCalGas, as follows:

        Pacific Enterprises:
        $4.36 Preferred                 $1.09 per share
        $4.40 Preferred                 $1.10 per share
        $4.50 Preferred                 $1.125 per share
        $4.75 Preferred (2 Series)   $1.1875 per share

        The dividends are payable on Oct. 15, 2010, to shareholders of record on Sept. 10, 2010.

        Southern California Gas Co. has been delivering clean, safe and reliable natural gas to its customers for more than 140 years.  It is the nation’s largest natural gas distribution utility, providing safe and reliable energy to 20.5 million consumers through 5.7 million meters in more than 500 communities.  The company’s service territory encompasses approximately 20,000 square miles in diverse terrain throughout Central and Southern California, from Visalia to the Mexican border. 

        Southern California Gas Co. is a regulated subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE).  Sempra Energy, based in San Diego, is a Fortune 500 energy services holding company with 2009 revenues of more than $8 billion.  The Sempra Energy companies’ 13,800 employees serve more than 29 million consumers worldwide.