SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. to Hold Regional Shareholder Meeting

PORT HURON, Mich., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. (NYSE: SEN) will hold a Regional Shareholder meeting Tuesday, August 22, 2000, in the McMorran Place Complex Auditorium, 701 McMorran Blvd. in Port Huron. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m.

William L. Johnson, SEMCO ENERGY Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will discuss the Company's plans to undertake a review of strategic alternatives.

SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. distributes natural gas to more than 350,000 customers 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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"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.