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Xcel Energy earns perfect score on "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality" by the Human Rights Campaign

Xcel Energy has been selected among the nation’s top corporations for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality by earning a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (Dec. 7, 2016) – Xcel Energy has been selected among the nation’s top corporations for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality by earning a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).

“At Xcel Energy, we are committed to our corporate values, including that of promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion and treating all people with respect,” said Darla Figoli, senior vice president, human resources and employee services, Xcel Energy. “We are dedicated to developing a work environment where employees feel valued and one which allows us to attract and retain the best and brightest talent.”

Xcel Energy has earned a place on the HRC’s “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” list for 14 years.  For the first time this year, Xcel Energy achieved a perfect score of 100 percent.

The HRC evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices corporations nationwide. The rating process takes into account factors such as a company’s equivalency in spousal and partner benefits, equal employment opportunity policy, and LGBT-specific public engagement efforts and responsible citizenship. Since 1995, Xcel Energy has offered benefits to Minnesota employees’ domestic partners and children, allowing LGBT families access to equal benefits.

Xcel Energy is proud of its achievements in creating an ethical and empowered workplace.  Xcel Energy is listed among the “World’s Most Admired Companies” in Fortune magazine and is among the “100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America” in Forbes magazine.

For more information on Xcel Energy diversity and inclusion, visit

https://www.xcelenergy.com/company/corporate_responsibility_report/library_of_report_briefs/talent_strategy_and_transformation

About Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL) provides the energy that powers millions of homes and businesses across eight Western and Midwestern states. Headquartered in Minneapolis, the company is an industry leader in responsibly reducing carbon emissions and producing and delivering clean energy solutions from a variety of renewable sources at competitive prices. For more information, visit xcelenergy.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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