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Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric declare quarterly dividends

       Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric declare quarterly dividends

PR Newswire

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 18, 2012

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The boards of directors of Wisconsin
Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) and Wisconsin Electric Power Company today
declared quarterly dividends.

Wisconsin Energy
The Wisconsin Energy board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 30
cents a share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable Dec. 1,
2012, to stockholders of record on Nov. 14, 2012. This marks the 281^st
consecutive quarter – dating back to 1942 – that the company will have paid a
dividend to its stockholders.

Wisconsin Electric
The Wisconsin Electric board of directors today declared a quarterly dividend
of 90 cents a share on the Preferred Stock, 3.60% Series, payable Dec. 1,
2012, to stockholders of record on Nov. 14, 2012. The board also declared a
quarterly dividend of $1.50 a share on the Six Per Cent Preferred Stock
payable Jan. 31, 2013, to stockholders of record on Jan. 14, 2013.

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 utility is We
Energies. The company's other major subsidiary, We Power, designs, builds and
owns electric generating plants.

Wisconsin Energy Corporation (wisconsinenergy.com), a component of the S&P
500, has nearly $14billion of assets, approximately 4,600 employees and more
than 42,000 stockholders of record.

Wisconsin Electric Power Co., doing business as We Energies, is a subsidiary
of Wisconsin Energy Corporation. The company serves more than 1.1 million
electric customers in Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula and more than
460,000 natural gas customers in Wisconsin. Visit the We Energies website at
we-energies.com.

SOURCE Wisconsin Energy Corporation

Website: http://www.wisconsinenergy.com
Contact: media, Brian Manthey, +1-414-221-4444, brian.manthey@we-energies.com,
or analyst, Colleen F. Henderson, CFA, +1-414-221-2592,
colleen.henderson@wisconsinenergy.com