Sempra Energy, Pacific Enterprises Announce Redemption of Pacific Enterprises Preferred Stock
SAN DIEGO, May 26, 2011 - Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) and its subsidiary, Pacific Enterprises, today announced that, on June 30, 2011, Pacific Enterprises will redeem all outstanding shares of its preferred stock at the following redemption prices, plus all accrued and accumulated dividends to the redemption date, without interest:
The cost of the redemption will be approximately $81 million.
The redemption date will be June 30, 2011. Dividends on shares of Pacific Enterprises preferred stock will cease to accrue on the redemption date, after which the holders of preferred stock will be entitled to receive only the respective redemption prices (including accrued and accumulated dividends to the redemption date) in respect of their shares.
Notices of redemption and related materials are being mailed to record holders of the outstanding shares of preferred stock commencing on May 26, 2011. To receive payment of the applicable redemption price, holders of shares of preferred stock must surrender their shares and return a completed Letter of Transmittal to American Stock Transfer & Trust Co., LLC, which will serve as the redemption agent.
Questions regarding the redemption of preferred stock may be directed to American Stock Transfer & Trust at (877) 248-6417 or (718) 921-8317, or to Pacific Enterprises at (619) 696-2020. Requests for additional copies of the notice of redemption and related materials should be directed to American Stock Transfer & Trust.
Pacific Enterprises, the holding company of Southern California Gas Co., became a subsidiary of Sempra Energy when Sempra Energy was formed in 1998. Following the redemption, Pacific Enterprises will take requisite actions to cease being a public reporting company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Sempra Energy, based in San Diego, is a Fortune 500 energy services holding company with 2010 revenues of $9 billion. The Sempra Energy companies' nearly 16,000 employees serve about 26 million consumers worldwide.
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For further information: Media Contact:Sabra Lattos, Sempra Energy, (877) 340-8875, www.sempra.com, Financial Contact:Scott Tomayko/Victor Vilaplana, Sempra Energy, (877) 736-7727, email@example.com