Westar Energy, Inc. schedules conference call to discuss 1st Quarter 2014 results.

Thomson Reuters ONEApril 17, 2014

Topeka, Kan., Apr. 17, 2014 - On May 7, 2014, Westar Energy Inc. (WR) plans to release first-quarter 2014 earnings after market close. On Thursday May 8, 2014, the company plans to host its quarterly conference call and audio webcast to discuss the operating results.

Event:       Westar Energy 1st Quarter 2014 Conference Call and Webcast
Date:         May 8, 2014
Time:        10:00 a.m. Eastern (9:00 a.m. Central)
Location:  1) Phone conference call at 866.700.0133, participant code 37389140, or
                  2) Log on to the webcast at http://WestarEnergy.com

In conjunction with the earnings release and conference call, the company plans to post on its website supplemental financial information related to first quarter performance. The materials will be available under Supplemental Materials in the Investors section of the company website at http://WestarEnergy.com.

A replay of the conference call will be available from about 12:00 p.m. Eastern May 8 through Mar. 16, 2014, at 888.286.8010, conference ID 61522465. The replay will be available on the Westar Energy website at http://WestarEnergy.com.

Westar Energy, Inc. (WR) is Kansas` largest electric utility. For more than a century, we have provided Kansans the safe, reliable electricity needed to power their businesses and homes. Every day our team of professionals takes on projects to generate and deliver electricity, protect the environment and provide excellent service to our nearly 700,000 customers. Westar has 7,200 MW of electric generation capacity fueled by coal, uranium, natural gas, wind and landfill gas. We are also a leader in electric transmission in Kansas. Our innovative customer service programs include mobile-enabled customer care, digital meters and paving the way for electric vehicle adoption. Our employees live, volunteer and work in the communities we serve.

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

Media Contact:
Gina Penzig
Director, corporate communications
Phone: 785.575.8089
Media line: 888.613.0003

Investor Contact:
Bruce Burns
Director, investor relations
Phone: 785.575.8227

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Source: Westar Energy, Inc. via GlobeNewswire