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SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. Files Resale Shelf Registration Statement in Connection with Previously Issued 5.00% Series B Convertible Cumulative Preferred Stock

PORT HURON, Mich., May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. (NYSE: SEN) today announced that it filed a resale shelf registration statement on Form S-3 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on May 26, 2005, covering resales of up to 350,000 shares of its 5.00% Series B Convertible Cumulative Preferred Stock (Preferred Stock) and the shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of the preferred stock (Conversion Shares). The Company will not receive any proceeds from any resale of Preferred Stock or Conversion Shares.

The registration statement filed with the SEC has not yet become effective. When the SEC declares the registration statement effective, the selling securityholders identified therein may use the prospectus included in the registration statement to resell their shares of Preferred Stock and Conversion Shares. Any holder of Preferred Stock or Conversion Shares who wishes to be identified as a selling securityholder in the registration statement should promptly fill out and return the selling securityholder questionnaire included in the offering memorandum distributed in connection with the initial issuance of the Preferred Stock, in accordance with the instructions found in the questionnaire.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.

When the Registration Statement becomes effective, a final written prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933 relating to these securities may be obtained by writing SEMCO Energy, Inc., 1411 Third Street, Suite A, Port Huron, MI 48060; Attn: Corporate Secretary, or by calling (810) 987-2200.

SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. distributes natural gas to more than 400,000 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.
05/27/2005

CONTACT:
Analysts Contact: Thomas Connelly, Director of Investor Relations, 1-248-458-6163
Media Contact: Timothy Lubbers, Director of Marketing & Corporate Communications, 1-810-887-4208
Both of SEMCO ENERGY, Inc.

"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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