November 19, 2017

Westar Energy declares dividend

August 31, 2017

The Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of 40 cents per share payable October 2, 2017, on the company's common stock.  The dividends are payable to shareholders of record as of September 8, 2017.

As Kansas' largest electric utility, Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) provides customers the safe, reliable electricity needed to power their businesses and homes. We have 7,800 MW of electric generation capacity that includes renewables and traditional power sources with half the electricity supplied to our more than 700,000 customers from emissions free sources: nuclear, wind and solar, with a third coming from renewables. We are a leader in electric transmission in Kansas coordinating a network of lines and substations that supports one of the largest consolidations of wind energy in the nation. Our employees live, volunteer and work in the communities we serve.

Media Contact
Gina Penzig
Media Relations Manager
Phone: 785-575-8089
Media line: 888-613-0003
Investor Contact:
Cody VandeVelde
Director, Investor Relations
Phone: 785-575-8227

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Westar Energy
818 S Kansas Ave
Topeka Kansas
United States 66601

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