Wisconsin Energy named one of the nation's best corporate citizens for the sixth year in a row

  Wisconsin Energy named one of the nation's best corporate citizens for the
                             sixth year in a row

PR Newswire

MILWAUKEE, April 11, 2013

MILWAUKEE, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) has
been recognized as one of the 100 best corporate citizens in the United States
for the sixth consecutive year.

The annual rankings are prepared and published by Corporate Responsibility
Magazine. The publication evaluates approximately 1,000 publicly held
companies on the basis of environmental performance, employee relations,
philanthropy, finance and governance.

For the fifth time, Corporate Responsibility Magazine also placed Wisconsin
Energy among the top ranked companies in the category of corporate governance.

"We're very pleased to again receive this honor," said Gale Klappa, chairman,
president and chief executive officer of Wisconsin Energy. "The award
underscores our strong commitment to accountability, customer satisfaction and
helping to create brighter futures in the communities we serve."

In addition to Wisconsin Energy, the other Wisconsin-based companies included
in this year's Top 100 list are Johnson Controls, Inc., and Rockwell
Automation, Inc.

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 1.1 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 (wisconsinenergy.com), a component of the S&P 500, has more
than $14billion of assets, approximately 4,500 employees and more than 41,000
stockholders of record.

SOURCE Wisconsin Energy

Website: http://www.wisconsinenergy.com
Contact: Barry McNulty, 414-221-4444
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