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SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. Appoints Samuel B. Dallas Vice President of Finance

PORT HURON, Mich., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMGS) today announced that Samuel B. Dallas has been appointed Vice President of Finance.

William L. Johnson, Company Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, made the announcement.

"I am extremely pleased to add Sam to the SEMCO ENERGY management team. His experience and proven record of accomplishment show he has the skills and talent needed to help guide this organization toward our goal of becoming one of the leading names in the energy industry," Johnson said.

Dallas will report to Sebastian Coppola, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. His responsibilities include risk management, corporate planning, employee benefit plans and the Company's financing functions.

Dallas joins SEMCO ENERGY from MCN Energy Group where he most recently held the title of Director, Trust Investments.

He held a number of management positions during his more than 20-year career with MCN and its affiliate companies including Director of Payroll Services and Director of Investor Relations.

His extensive finance background also includes serving as Director of Corporate Finance for Primark Corporation.

Dallas has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Wayne State University in Detroit.

He is a member of the Executive Board of the Michigan Employee Benefits Conference and serves on the Coalition for Retirement Income Security, which develops pension legislative positions.

He lives with his wife and two children in Clinton Township, Mich.

SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. is a diversified energy services and infrastructure company organized into two major segments: Natural gas distribution and diversified businesses.

SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY distributes natural gas to 250,000 residential, industrial and commercial customers in 24 counties of Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas.

SEMCO ENERGY VENTURES acquires and operates businesses involved in gas engineering and quality assurance services, pipeline construction services, propane distribution, intrastate pipelines and natural gas storage in Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.
CONTACT: Media, Francis R. Lieder, Jr., 810-987-2200, ext. 4188, or Analysts, Edric R. Mason, Jr., 810-989-4104, or fax, 810-989-4098, both of SEMCO ENERGY

"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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