SOURCE: Westar Energy

Westar Energy

August 26, 2010 13:14 ET

Westar Energy Declares Dividends

TOPEKA, KS--(Marketwire - August 26, 2010) -  The Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend of 31 cents per share payable October 1, 2010, on the company's common stock.

The board also declared regular quarterly dividends on the company's 4.25 percent, 4.5 percent and 5 percent series preferred stocks payable October 1, 2010.

The dividends are payable to shareholders of record as of September 9, 2010.

Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) is the largest electric utility in Kansas, providing electric service to about 687,000 customers in the state. Westar Energy has about 7,100 megawatts of electric generation capacity and operates and coordinates more than 35,000 miles of electric distribution and transmission lines.

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