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05/23/17Kansas Corporation Commission Denies Great Plains Energy and Westar Energy Petition for Reconsideration
KANSAS CITY, Mo. & TOPEKA, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 23, 2017-- Today the Kansas Corporation Commission (“Commission” or “KCC”) denied the Petition for Reconsideration filed jointly by Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE: GXP) and Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) regarding the Commission’s April 19, 2017, Order denying approval of Great Plains Energy’s acquisition of Westar Energy. Great Plains Energy and Westar continue to work in a timely... 
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05/04/17Great Plains Energy Reports First Quarter Results
Conference Call and Webcast to Be Held Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 9:00 am ET KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 4, 2017-- Great Plains Energy (NYSE: GXP) today announced a first quarter 2017 loss of $24.7 million or $0.11 per share of average common stock outstanding, compared with first quarter 2016 earnings of $26.0 million or $0.17 per share. Great Plains Energy’s adjusted earnings (non-GAAP) and adjusted earnings per share... 
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05/04/17Great Plains Energy and Westar Energy File Petition for Reconsideration with Kansas Corporation Commission
KANSAS CITY, Mo. & TOPEKA, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 4, 2017-- Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE: GXP) and Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) today announced that they have filed a Petition for Reconsideration with the Kansas Corporation Commission (“Commission” or “KCC”) regarding its April 19, 2017, Order denying approval of Great Plains Energy’s acquisition of Westar. The petition requests additional time until May 31, 2017, to allow further dis... 
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05/02/17Great Plains Energy Incorporated Declares Dividends
KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 2, 2017-- Great Plains Energy (NYSE: GXP) today announced that its Board of Directors approved a quarterly dividend of $0.2750 per share on its common stock. The Company’s current annual dividend level is $1.10 per share. The common dividend will be payable June 20, 2017 to shareholders of record as of May 30, 2017. The shares will begin to trade ex-dividend on May 25, 2017. The Board of Directors als... 
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05/01/17Great Plains Energy Announces Rescheduled Date and Time for First Quarter 2017 Earnings
KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 1, 2017-- Great Plains Energy (NYSE: GXP) announced today that it will reschedule the release of its 2017 first quarter earnings announcement to Thursday, May 4, 2017, before the market opens. The Company’s quarterly earnings webcast has also been rescheduled for Thursday, May 4, 2017, at 9 a.m. ET. Terry Bassham, chairman, president and chief executive officer and Kevin Bryant, senior vice president – finance and s... 
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04/18/17Great Plains Energy Announces Schedule for First Quarter 2017 Earnings
KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 18, 2017-- Great Plains Energy (NYSE: GXP) announced today that it will release its 2017 first quarter earnings on Thursday, May 4, 2017, after the market close. Terry Bassham, chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Kevin Bryant, senior vice president – finance and strategy and chief financial officer, will discuss first quarter 2017 earnings and operating results during a conference call with financi... 
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03/06/17Great Plains Energy Prices Offering of Senior Notes to Finance a Portion of Westar Acquisition
KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 6, 2017-- Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE: GXP) (“Great Plains Energy” or the “Company”) announced today the pricing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of $4.3 billion of its senior notes. The Company priced $750 million of senior notes due 2020 at 2.50%, $1.15 billion of senior notes due 2022 at 3.15%, $1.4 billion of senior notes due 2027 at 3.90% and $1.0 billion of senior notes due ... 
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03/06/17Great Plains Energy Announces Offering of Senior Notes to Finance a Portion of Westar Acquisition
KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 6, 2017-- Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE: GXP) (“Great Plains Energy” or the “Company”) announced today the commencement of an underwritten public offering of its senior notes. Great Plains Energy intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to finance a portion of the cash consideration payable in connection with its previously announced proposed acquisition of Westar Energy, Inc. (“Wes... 
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02/23/17Great Plains Energy Reports Solid Full-Year Results
Westar Acquisition on Track for Second Quarter 2017 Completion KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 23, 2017-- Great Plains Energy (NYSE: GXP) today announced fourth quarter 2016 earnings of $83.2 million or $0.39 per share of average common stock outstanding, compared with fourth quarter 2015 earnings of $22.5 million or $0.15 per share. Great Plains Energy also reported full-year 2016 earnings of $273.5 million or $1.61 per share, compar... 
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02/14/17Great Plains Energy Incorporated Declares Dividends
KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 14, 2017-- Great Plains Energy (NYSE: GXP) today announced that its Board of Directors approved a quarterly dividend of $0.2750 per share on its common stock. The Company’s current annual dividend level is $1.10 per share. The common dividend will be payable March 20, 2017 to shareholders of record as of February 27, 2017. The shares will begin to trade ex-dividend on February 23, 2017. The Board of ... 
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01/23/17Great Plains Energy Announces Schedule for Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2016 Earnings
KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 23, 2017-- Great Plains Energy (NYSE: GXP) announced today that it will release its 2016 fourth quarter and year-end earnings on Thursday, February 23, 2017, after the market close. Terry Bassham, chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Kevin Bryant, senior vice president – finance and strategy and chief financial officer, will discuss fourth quarter and year-end 2016 earnings and operating results dur... 
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