SEMCO ENERGY Inc. Invites You to Join Its Conference Call on the Web

PORT HURON, Mich., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with SEMCO ENERGY Inc. (NYSE: SEN), you are invited to listen to its conference call that will be broadcast live over the Internet on Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 11 a.m. EDT with Bill Johnson, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of SEMCO ENERGY Inc.

    What:     SEMCO ENERGY new IT Company

    When:     11 a.m. EDT, April 27, 2000

    How:      Live over the Internet -- Simply log on to the web at
              Questions may be sent to the following e-mail address during the
              Or you may participate in the teleconference by dialing
              888-273-9889.  An operator will answer and confirm your
              participation in the teleconference.

    Length:   30 minutes plus question and answer

    Contact:  Edric Mason of SEMCO ENERGY Inc., 810-989-4104.

SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. owns and operates natural gas distribution systems serving more than 350,000 customers in Michigan and Alaska. A subsidiary, SEMCO ENERGY VENTURES, owns and operates businesses involved in gas engineering and quality assurance services, pipeline construction services, intrastate pipeline and natural gas storage and propane distribution in various regions of the United States.

If you are unable to participate during the live webcast, the call will be archived on the Web site . To access the replay, go to the INVESTOR INFORMATION section ( ) and click on ANALYSTS COVERAGE -- CONFERENCE CALL.

(Minimum Requirements to listen to broadcast: The RealPlayer software, downloadable free from , and at least a 14.4Kbps connection to the Internet. If you experience problems listening to the broadcast, send an email to .)
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CONTACT: Edric Mason of SEMCO ENERGY Inc., 810-989-4104
Audio: http: //

"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.