Knueppel elected to Wisconsin Energy board of directors

           Knueppel elected to Wisconsin Energy board of directors

PR Newswire

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 17, 2013

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Henry W. Knueppel, retired chairman
and chief executive officer of Regal Beloit Corporation, has been elected to
the board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC), effective


"I'm delighted that Henry has agreed to serve as a Wisconsin Energy director,"
said Gale Klappa, chairman, president and chief executive officer. "His
extensive management experience and his broad understanding of the challenges
that face our large industrial customers will strengthen an already strong and
engaged board of directors."

Knueppel, 64, has more than 30 years of senior management experience with
Regal Beloit, a leading manufacturer of electric motors, mechanical and
electrical motion controls, and power generation products. Under his
leadership at Regal Beloit, the company significantly expanded its
international footprint and made quality improvement and productivity a way of
life. Knueppel holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Ripon College and a
master's of business administration from the University of

Knueppel also serves as nonexecutive chairman of Harsco Corporation and as a
director of Regal Beloit Corporation, Snap-On Inc., and First National Bank &
Trust Company of Beloit.

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 (, a component of the S&P
500, has more than $13 billion of assets, approximately 4,600 employees and
44,700 stockholders of record.

SOURCE Wisconsin Energy Corporation

Contact: Barry McNulty, +1-414-221-4444
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