SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend

PORT HURON, Mich., June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. (NYSE: SEN) today declared quarterly dividend No. 96 of $.21 per share on the Common Stock of the Company.

The dividend is payable on the 15th day of August 2001 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 1, 2001.

SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. is a diversified energy and infrastructure company that distributes natural gas to more than 362,000 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.