SOURCE: Westar Energy

Westar Energy

May 20, 2010 14:17 ET

Westar Energy Declares Dividends

TOPEKA, KS--(Marketwire - May 20, 2010) -  The Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend of 31 cents per share payable July 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 July 1, 2010.

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

Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) is the largest electric utility in Kansas, providing electric service to about 685,000 customers in the state. Westar Energy has about 6.800 megawatts of electric generation capacity and operates and coordinates more than 35,000 miles of electric distribution and transmission lines.

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