PORT HURON, Mich., April 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SEMCO ENERGY, Inc.
(NYSE: SEN) today announced the election of business executives Paul F.
Naughton and Edwina Rogers to the Company's Board of Directors, effective
immediately. Mr. Naughton and Ms. Rogers fill two vacancies on the Board of
Directors, and their terms will expire in 2006.
Mr. Naughton heads P.F. Naughton, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in
providing financial advisory services to small and mid-sized companies. He
has more than 40 years of experience in the energy, utility financial
services, telecommunications and consulting businesses. Mr. Naughton's prior
experience includes serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of
Potomac Capital Investment Corporation and as Senior Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer of Primark Corporation, including serving as President and
Chief Executive Officer of Westmark Savings Bank, a subsidiary of Primark.
Mr. Naughton has a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from LaSalle University and
a Master's in Business Administration from St. John's University.
Ms. Rogers is Vice President of Health Policy for the ERISA Industry
Committee (ERIC) in Washington D.C., which represents the employee benefits
and compensation interests of major U.S. employers. Prior to joining ERIC,
Ms. Rogers was counselor to U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama. She
concentrated on matters before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and
Pensions Committee. She also advised the Senator on housing, Social Security
and welfare issues. From January 2001 until November 2002, she served as
Associate Director for the National Economic Council (NEC) at the White House.
She was responsible for External Affairs, including Media, Public and Business
Affairs, and the NEC staff. Ms. Rogers has a Bachelor's degree in Corporate
Finance from the University of Alabama and a Law degree from the Catholic
University of America School of Law.
"We are pleased to have Paul and Edwina join the SEMCO Board of Directors.
Their considerable experience and expertise will be of great benefit as the
Company embarks on growing its local gas distribution, pipeline, and storage
operations. I look forward to their involvement and contribution as we strive
to increase shareholder value," said Company President and Chief Executive
Officer George A. Schreiber, Jr.
SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. distributes natural gas to more than 398,000 customers
combined in Michigan, as SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY, and in Alaska, as ENSTAR
Natural Gas Company. It also owns and operates businesses involved in propane
distribution, intrastate pipelines and natural gas storage in various regions
of the United States.
The following is a "Safe-Harbor" statement under the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This release contains forward-looking
statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Statements that are not
historic facts, including statements about the Company's outlook, beliefs,
plans, goals and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Factors that
may impact forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the
effects of weather, the economic climate, competition, commodity prices,
changing conditions in the capital markets, regulatory approval processes,
success in obtaining new business, success in defending claims against the
Company, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's
Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
SOURCE SEMCO ENERGY, Inc.
/CONTACT: Analysts Contact: Thomas Connelly, Director of Investor
Relations, +1-248-458-6163, or Media Contact: Timothy Lubbers, Director of
Marketing & Corporate Communications, +1-810-887-4208, both of SEMCO ENERGY,
/Web site: http://www.semcoenergy.com /
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