Wisconsin Energy Named One of the 15 Best Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Officer Magazine

MILWAUKEE, March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Wisconsin Energy Corporation has been named one of the 15 best corporate citizens in the United States according to Corporate Responsibility Officer (CRO) magazine’s annual ranking of the ‘100 Best Corporate Citizens.’

To produce the list, CRO evaluates approximately 1,100 publicly held companies in the areas of employee relations, environment, financial performance, governance practices, human rights, lobbying and philanthropy.

“We’re pleased to receive this recognition,” said Gale Klappa, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Wisconsin Energy. “It reaffirms our philosophy of service, customer focus and making a positive contribution in the many communities where our employees live and work.”

CRO compiled the 100 Best list in partnership with IW Financial, a Maine-based research and consulting firm.

Other companies in the top 15 were Intel, Eaton Corp., Nike Inc., Deere & Co., Genentech, Corning Inc., Humana, Bank of America, ITT Corp, PG&E Corp, Dominion Resources, State Street Corp., Dow Chemical Co. and Cisco Systems Inc.

The companies named in the 100 Best list will be honored March 27 at the Spring CRO Conference in New York. A complete list is published in CRO magazine as well as the CRO Web site, http://www.thecro.com/.

Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE:WEC) , based in Milwaukee, is one of the nation’s premier energy companies, serving more than 1.1 million electric customers in Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and more than 1 million natural gas customers in Wisconsin. The company’s principal utilities are We Energies and Edison Sault Electric. The company’s non-utility businesses include renewable energy technology and real estate development.

Wisconsin Energy Corporation (http://www.wisconsinenergy.com/) has more than $11 billion of assets, 5,000 employees and more than 50,000 stockholders of record.

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