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Thomas Connelly Named Director Of Investor Relations For SEMCO ENERGY

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. (NYSE: SEN) today announced the appointment of Thomas J. Connelly as Director of Investor Relations. Connelly will report to Sebastian Coppola, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

In making the announcement, Coppola noted, "I am pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Connelly as SEMCO ENERGY's new Director of Investor Relations. Connelly brings to this position effective communication skills, a vast knowledge of finance and investor relations plus a strong relationship with the financial community."

As Director of Investor Relations, Connelly will be responsible for communicating to shareholders, investors and other members of the financial community significant events and financial results of SEMCO ENERGY.

Connelly comes to SEMCO ENERGY from MCN Energy Group, Inc. (MCN). While at MCN, Connelly held positions in Corporate Planning, Project Finance and Investor Relations. Most recently Connelly became MCN's General Auditor responsible for directing all internal audit functions.

Connelly earned his Bachelors degree in Accounting at Central Michigan University, his Master's degree at the University of Detroit and is a Certified Public Accountant.

SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. is a diversified energy and infrastructure company that distributes natural gas to more than 350,000 customers combined in Michigan and Alaska. It also owns and operates businesses involved in natural gas engineering and quality assurance services, pipeline construction services, propane distribution, intrastate pipelines and natural gas storage in various regions of the United States. In addition, it provides information technology and outsourcing services, specializing in the mid-range computer market.

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CONTACT: Francis R. Lieder, Manager of Corporate Communications & Media Relations of SEMCO ENERGY, Inc., +1-810-987-2200, ext. 4186, FAX: +1-810-989-4098, E-mail:

"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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