Steve DeVinck to Become ALLETE CFO in March of 2014

  Steve DeVinck to Become ALLETE CFO in March of 2014

Business Wire

DULUTH, Minn. -- December 2, 2013

ALLETE (NYSE:ALE) Controller and Vice President of Business Support Steve
DeVinck has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer of the Duluth,
Minn.-based company, effective March 3, 2014. He will replace current CFO Mark
Schober, who announced his intention to retire last August.

Steve DeVinck to become ALLETE CFO in March 2014 (Photo: ALLETE, Inc.)

Steve DeVinck to become ALLETE CFO in March 2014 (Photo: ALLETE, Inc.)

DeVinck joined ALLETE in 1997 after working fourteen years with the U.S.
operations of Enbridge Inc., where he held the position of chief accountant
and various other leadership roles in accounting and tax. He was promoted to
assistant controller at ALLETE in 1999, and in 2004 he was named
director-non-utility business development.

DeVinck has been ALLETE controller for the past seven years. In 2009, he
assumed the additional role of vice president of business support, with
responsibility for overseeing information technology and other support

“Steve brings a wealth of business expertise and financial leadership
experience to his new role,” ALLETE Chairman, President and CEO Al Hodnik
said. “He has also demonstrated strong energy-centric strategic positioning
skills and the ability to grow and develop his team for new opportunities.
These strengths will serve him well as we execute our growth strategy in this
changing energy landscape.”

In his new role, DeVinck will have responsibility for all financial aspects of
ALLETE’s operations, including investor relations, treasury and financial
planning, accounting and tax, and internal audit. He will also continue to
oversee information technology solutions and support services.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Superior and a Certified Public
Accountant, DeVinck and his wife Britt reside in Superior, Wis. He serves as
president of the University of Wisconsin-Superior Foundation Board, is a
member of the board of the Superior Douglas County YMCA and is a member of the
Finance Council for the Catholic Diocese of Superior.

ALLETE, Inc. is an energy company headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota. ALLETE’s
energy businesses include Minnesota Power, Superior Water, Light & Power Co.,
BNI Coal, and ALLETE Clean Energy. More information about the company is
available at

The statements contained in this release and statements that ALLETE may make
orally in connection with this release that are not historical facts, are
forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and
uncertainties and investors are directed to the risks discussed in documents
filed by ALLETE with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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