PORT HURON, Mich., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of
SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY has declared dividends on the outstanding stock of
the Corporation as follows:
Quarterly dividend No. 164 of $1.50 per share on the outstanding
6 percent Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series A;
Quarterly dividend No. 144 of $1.375 per share on the outstanding 5-1/2
percent Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series B;
Quarterly dividend No. 135 of $1.375 per share on the outstanding 5-1/2
percent Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series C; and
Quarterly dividend No. 130 of $1.375 per share on the outstanding 5-1/2
percent Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series D.
All such quarterly dividends are payable on the 1st day of October, 1998,
to Preferred stockholders of record at the close of business on September 18,
SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY, a subsidiary of SEMCO ENERGY, Inc.
(Nasdaq: SMGS) , distributes regulated natural gas to approximately 240,000
customers in Michigan. SEMCO ENERGY Inc. also is the parent company of SEMCO
ENERGY SERVICES, an unregulated marketer of natural gas and related services;
and SEMCO ENERGY VENTURES, which operates and acquires companies involved in
natural gas pipeline and distribution system construction, construction
engineering and propane operations.
SOURCE SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY
CONTACT: Francis R. Lieder, Jr. of SEMCO, 810-987-2200, ext. 4186, or fax, 810-989-4098