Xcel Energy Inc. Board Declares Dividend on Common Stock

  Xcel Energy Inc. Board Declares Dividend on Common Stock

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- December 11, 2013

The Board of Directors of Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE: XEL) today declared a
quarterly dividend on its common stock of 28 cents per share. The dividends
are payable January 20, 2014, to shareholders of record on December 27, 2013.

Xcel Energy is a major U.S. electricity and natural gas company, with
operations in 8 Western and Midwestern states. Xcel Energy provides a
comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million
electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers through its
regulated operating companies. Company headquarters are located in
Minneapolis. More information is available at www.xcelenergy.com.

This information is not given in connection with any sale or offer for sale or
offer to buy any securities.


Xcel Energy, Minneapolis
Shareholder Services
Tara Heine, 612-215-5391
Paul Johnson, Vice President, Investor Relations, 612-215-4535
Xcel Energy Media Relations Representatives, 612-215-5300
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