Westar Energy, Inc. : Westar Energy, Inc. schedules conference call to discuss 2012 results

Westar Energy, Inc. : Westar Energy, Inc. schedules conference call to discuss
                                 2012 results

TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. 5, 2013 - On Feb. 28, 2013, Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR)
plans to release fourth-quarter and year end 2012 earnings after market close.
On Friday, Mar. 1, 2013, the company plans to host its quarterly conference
call and audio webcast to discuss the operating results.

Event: Westar Energy Year End 2012 Conference Call and Webcast
Date: Mar. 1, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. Eastern (9:00 a.m. Central)
Location: 1) Phone conference call at 866-730-5762, participant code 45237361
or 2) Log on to the webcast at http://www.WestarEnergy.com

In conjunction with the earnings release and conference call, the company
plans to post on its website supplemental financial information related to
fourth quarter and full year performance. The materials will be available
under Supplemental Materials in the Investors section of the company website
at http://www.WestarEnergy.com.

A replay of the conference call will be available from about 12:00 p.m.
Eastern Mar. 1 through Mar. 15 at 888-286-8010, conference ID #23676290. The
replay also will be available on the Westar Energy website at
http://www.WestarEnergy.com.
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Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) is Kansas' largest electric utility. For more
than a century, we have provided Kansans the safe, reliable electricity needed
to power their businesses and homes. Every day our team of professionals takes
on projects to generate and deliver electricity, protect the environment and
provide excellent service to our nearly 700,000 customers. Westar has 7,200 MW
of electric generation capacity fueled by coal, uranium, natural gas, wind and
landfill gas. We are also a leader in electric transmission in Kansas. Our
innovative customer service programs include mobile-enabled customer care, a
smart meter pilot project and paving the way for electric vehicle adoption.
Our employees live, volunteer and work in the communities we serve.

For more information about Westar Energy, visit us on the Internet at
http://www.WestarEnergy.com.

Media contact:
Gina Penzig
director, corporate communications
Phone: 785.575.8089
gina.penzig@WestarEnergy.com

Investor contact:
Bruce Burns
director, investor relations
Phone: 785.575.8227
bruce.burns@WestarEnergy.com

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