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Xcel Energy recognized as a top company and best employer by Forbes magazine

The company earned two distinctions on lists ranking businesses worldwide.

Minneapolis – Xcel Energy, headquartered in Minneapolis, has been recognized by Forbes magazine as one of the World’s Top Regarded Companies and one of the World’s Best Employers.

Forbes’ World’s Top Regarded Companies Of the 2,000 public companies considered, Xcel Energy was among 250 that earned a place on Forbes’ Global 2000: World’s Top Regarded Companies list. To compile the rankings, 15,000 international respondents evaluated businesses based on trustworthiness, social conduct and the performance of the company’s product or service.

Xcel Energy, the nation’s No. 1 utility wind energy provider for more than a decade, is transitioning to cleaner energy sources while keeping customer bills low. The company provides many benefits to the communities it serves, including economic development and energy assistance support. Forbes’ World’s Best Employers Based on results from survey responses, Xcel Energy earned a place on another prestigious Forbes list, Global 2000: World’s Best Employers. Of the 2,000 public companies considered, Xcel Energy was among 500 recognized. Employees rated their employer, how likely they would be to recommend the company to another person and to identify companies they admired.

In recent years, Xcel Energy has earned recognition for investing in its employees with innovative workforce development initiatives. Approximately 96 percent of employee hiring is local within the states that the company serves, and more than 14 percent of newly hired employees last year were military veterans.

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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 or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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