El Paso Electric Announces Quarterly Dividend

  El Paso Electric Announces Quarterly Dividend

Business Wire

EL PASO, Texas -- January 17, 2013

The Board of Directors of El Paso Electric (NYSE:EE) has declared a regular
quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.25 per share. The dividend
was declared on January 17, 2013 and is payable on March 29, 2013 to
shareholders of record on March 14, 2013.

El Paso Electric is a regional electric utility providing generation,
transmission, and distribution service to approximately 384,000 retail and
wholesale customers in a 10,000 square mile area of the Rio Grande valley in
west Texas and southern New Mexico. El Paso Electric has a net dependable
generating capability of 1,785 MW. El Paso Electric's common stock trades on
the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol EE.

Contact:

El Paso Electric
Media:
Teresa Souza, 915-543-5823
or
Analysts:
Steve Busser, 915-543-5983
or
Lisa Budtke, 915-543-5947