Debra L. Reed Named Chairman Of Sempra Energy

                Debra L. Reed Named Chairman Of Sempra Energy

PR Newswire

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 14, 2012

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The board of directors of Sempra
Energy (NYSE: SRE) today announced that CEO Debra L. Reed has been elected
chairman of the company.

Effective Dec. 1, Reed will succeed Donald E. Felsinger, 65, who is retiring
at the end of this month after a 40-year career with the company. Reed was
named Sempra Energy's CEO in June of last year.

"In her year-and-a-half as CEO, Debbie Reed has helped Sempra Energy become a
top performer in our industry," Felsinger said."She has sharpened our
strategic focus and continued to build value for our shareholders.Our board
and I believe that Debbie will be most effective in serving our shareholders
and customers in the dual role of chairman and CEO."

Reed, 56, has worked for the Sempra Energy companies for 34 years.Prior to
her appointment as CEO last year, she was executive vice president of Sempra
Energy.Previously, from 2006 to 2010, she served as president and CEO of
Sempra Energy's two largest subsidiaries, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and
Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas).She also was chief operating officer
of the two utilities, after initially being appointed president of SDG&E in
2000.

Reed first joined the company in 1978 as an energy systems engineer at
SoCalGas. In 1988, she became the first female officer appointed at SoCalGas.

In 2011 and 2012, Reed was recognized as one of Fortune magazine's "50 Most
Powerful Women in Business." She also was recognized by Forbes magazine as one
of the nation's most influential female CEOs.

Reed serves on the board and is the immediate past chair of the San Diego
Regional Economic Development Corporation. She also is on the board of
directors of Halliburton Co. and the board of councilors of the University of
Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering. Reed is a member of The
Trusteeship, an affiliate of the International Women's Forum. Previously, she
served on the boards of directors of Genentech, Dominguez Services Corp. and
Avery Dennison Corp.

Reed graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California with
a bachelor's degree in civil engineering.

Felsinger has been Sempra Energy's executive chairman since June of last
year. Previously, from 2006 to 2012, he served aschairman and CEO of Sempra
Energy and, prior to that, as the company's president and chief operating
officer.

Beginning in 1998, Felsinger led Sempra Energy's expansion into competitive
energy markets, helping to build successful businesses in
energy-infrastructure development, power generation, commodities trading and
liquefied natural gas.

Felsinger first joined the company in 1972 as an electrical engineer at SDG&E
and rose to become SDG&E's president and CEO in 1996.

Felsinger is a graduate of the Stanford University executive program and also
has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of
Arizona.

Sempra Energy, based in San Diego, is a Fortune 500 energy services holding
company with 2011 revenues of $10 billion. The Sempra Energy companies'
17,500 employees serve more than 31 million consumers worldwide.

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Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance. They involve
risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Future results may differ materially
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with respect to the future and other risks, including, among others: local,
regional, national and international economic, competitive, political,
legislative and regulatory conditions and developments; actions and the timing
of actions by the California Public Utilities Commission, California State
Legislature, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, U.S. Department of Energy,
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, California Energy Commission, California Air
Resources Board, and other regulatory, governmental and environmental bodies
in the United States and other countries where the company does business;
capital market conditions, including the availability of credit and the
liquidity of investments; inflation, interest and exchange rates; the impact
of benchmark interest rates, generally the U.S. Treasury bond and Moody's
A-rated utility bond yields, on the California utilities' cost of capital; the
timing and success of business development efforts and construction,
maintenance and capital projects, including risks inherent in the ability to
obtain, and the timing of the granting of, permits, licenses, certificates and
other authorizations; energy markets, including the timing and extent of
changes and volatility in commodity prices; the availability of electric
power, natural gas and liquefied natural gas, including disruptions caused by
failures in the North American transmission grid, pipeline explosions and
equipment failures; weather conditions, natural disasters, catastrophic
accidents, and conservation efforts; risks inherent in nuclear power
generation and radioactive materials storage, including catastrophic release
of such materials, the disallowance of the recovery of the investment in, or
operating costs of, the generation facility due to an extended outage, and
increased regulatory oversight; risks posed by decisions and actions of third
parties who control the operations of investments in which the company does
not have a controlling interest; wars, terrorist attacks and cyber security
threats; business, regulatory, environmental and legal decisions and
requirements; expropriation of assets by foreign governments and title and
other property disputes; the status of deregulation of retail natural gas and
electricity delivery; the inability or determination not to enter into
long-term supply and sales agreements or long-term firm capacity agreements;
the resolution of litigation; and other uncertainties, all of which are
difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the control of the company.
These risks and uncertainties are further discussed in the reports that Sempra
Energy has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These reports
are available through the EDGAR system free-of-charge on the SEC's website,
www.sec.gov, and on the company's website at www.sempra.com.

These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof, and the
company undertakes no obligation to update or revise these forecasts or
projections or other forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.

Sempra International, LLC, and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, LLC, are not the same
companies as San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) or Southern California Gas
Company (SoCalGas) and Sempra International, LLC and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power,
LLC are not regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission.Sempra
International's underlying entities include Sempra Mexico and Sempra South
American Utilities. Sempra U.S. Gas & Power's underlying entities include
Sempra Renewables and Sempra Natural Gas.

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