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SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. Files $200 Million Shelf Registration

PORT HURON, Mich., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMGS) today announced the filing of a proposed $200 million shelf registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

"The shelf registration, when effective, will allow the company to issue medium-term notes, common stock and/or trust preferred securities (commonly known as TOPrS) in any combination up to $200 million," said Edric R. Mason, Jr., director of Investor Services. "The shelf registration provides the company with added flexibility in meeting its financial needs over the next two years by permitting the company to access the public financial markets more quickly."

SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. is an energy-focused holding company with three- subsidiaries: SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY, a regulated gas distributor with 240,000 customers in Michigan; SEMCO ENERGY SERVICES, which markets natural gas and related services; and SEMCO ENERGY VENTURES, an asset-based holding company with interests in natural gas pipeline construction and engineering and propane operations.
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CONTACT: Edric R. Mason, Jr., 810-987-2200, ext. 4104, or fax, 810-989-4098

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding SEMCO Energy's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.

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