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Sample News Release for Xcel Energy Grantees FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: <insert grantee name> Media Contact: <insert grantee’s Media Contact name, phone number, email address> Xcel Energy Media Contacts: Mark Stutz, 303.294.2080, Mark.Stutz@xcelenergy.com Michelle Aguayo, 303.294.2245, Michelle.Aguayo@xcelenergy.com Gabriel Romero, 303.294.2061, Thomas.G.Romero@xcelenergy.com Xcel Energy Gives Grant to <Organization Name> <Date> <City> - In <insert month or timeframe>, <insert grantee name> received a <insert grant dollar amount> grant from Xcel Energy. The grant was made through the <insert focus area for grant type - Arts & Culture, Economic Sustainability, Environment or Environmental) focus area for Xcel Energy’s corporate giving, part of the company’s effort to support nonprofit agencies providing services in towns and cities served by Xcel Energy. Grants Connect Xcel Energy to Communities “The success of our company is directly related to the health of our communities,” said Monique Lovato, Xcel Energy’s director of Corporate Giving. “While Xcel Energy’s employees invest in our local communities with charitable contributions and volunteer time, these grants are another way Xcel Energy shows our commitment to improving the quality of life in the towns and cities we serve.” Through its focus area grants, Xcel Energy supports nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations that: improve science, technology, engineering, economics and math education; improve and enhance the natural environment; help individuals achieve economic self-sufficiency; and that provide access to arts and culture., In 2011, the company contributed $3.9 million in focus area grants to organizations across its eight-state service territory, which includes <Insert state nonprofit agency is from>. <Insert sub-headline that succinctly states what project/program will do> <insert overview of project or program funded and highlight how the grant made it possible and how the community will benefit or can participate> ________________________________________________________________ <insert grantee bio> Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL) is a major U.S. electricity and natural gas company with regulated operations in eight Western and Midwestern states. Xcel Energy provides a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers through its regulated operating companies. Company headquarters are located in Minneapolis. More information is available at www.xcelenergy.com.