PORT HURON, Mich., July 3, 2007 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY is
currently experiencing intermittent telephone system outages. Customers who
need to report a gas leak or emergency should call their local emergency
services dispatch number until further notice. The message will be forwarded
to SEMCO ENERGY. This system is for EMERGENCIES ONLY. Thank you for your
patience and cooperation.
SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. distributes natural gas to more than 400,000 customers
combined in Michigan, as SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY, and in Alaska, as ENSTAR
Natural Gas Company. It also owns and operates businesses involved in propane
distribution, intrastate pipelines and natural gas storage in various regions
of the United States.
In connection with the proposed transaction with Cap Rock Holding
Corporation, a definitive proxy statement of SEMCO ENERGY and other materials
have been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). SEMCO
ENERGY recommends investors read the definitive proxy statement and other
materials, as well as any amendments or supplements to those documents,
carefully as they contain important information about SEMCO ENERGY and the
proposed transaction. The definitive proxy statement has been mailed to SEMCO
ENERGY's holders of record at the close of business on April 26, 2007.
Investors will be able to receive free copies of the proxy statement, when
available, as well as other filed documents containing information about SEMCO
ENERGY at www.sec.gov and from SEMCO ENERGY's website at www.semcoenergy.com.
SEMCO ENERGY and its directors and executive officers and other members of
management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation
of proxies from the shareholders of SEMCO ENERGY in connection with the
transaction. Information about the directors and executive officers of SEMCO
ENERGY and their ownership of SEMCO ENERGY Common Stock is set forth in the
Company's Form 10-K/A, dated April 30, 2007, as filed with the SEC.
Additional information regarding the interests of participants in the
solicitation of Proxies may be obtained by reading the proxy statement for the
The following is a "Safe-Harbor" statement under the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This release contains forward-looking
statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Statements that are not
historic facts, including statements about the Company's outlook, beliefs,
plans, goals and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Factors that
may impact forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the
effects of weather, the economic climate, competition, commodity prices,
changing conditions in the capital markets, regulatory approval processes,
success in obtaining new business, success in defending claims against the
Company, inability to complete the acquisition of the Company by Cap Rock
Holding Corporation and other risks detailed from time to time in the
Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
SOURCE SEMCO ENERGY, Inc.
Media, Timothy Lubbers, Director of Marketing & Corporate Communications,
+1-810-887-4208; or Investors, Thomas Connelly, Director of Treasury & Investor
Relations, +1-248-458-6163, both of SEMCO ENERGY, Inc.