FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., May 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. (NYSE: SEN) today announced the selection of
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP as the Company's independent auditor, replacing
Arthur Andersen, LLP.
John E. Schneider, Chief Financial Officer of SEMCO ENERGY, said the
decision to change auditing firms was based on concerns over Andersen's
"SEMCO ENERGY has been pleased with the services provided to the Company
by the representatives of Arthur Andersen. However, because of the concerns
with Andersen's future, the Company has selected PricewaterhouseCoopers as its
independent auditor from among a number of qualified firms," he said.
Schneider said PricewaterhouseCoopers is one of the leading firms with
expertise in auditing natural gas utilities, and has the highest standards of
excellence and integrity.
SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. distributes natural gas to more than 367,000 customers
combined in Michigan, as SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY, and in Alaska, as ENSTAR
Natural Gas Company. It owns and operates businesses involved in natural gas
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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