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Westar Energy, Inc.

818 South Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1203
United States
785-575-6300
http://www.westarenergy.com

SectorUtilities
IndustryDiversified Utilities
Full Time Employees2,254

Key Executives

NameTitlePayExercisedAge
Mr. Mark A. RuelleChief Exec. Officer, Pres and Director884.52kN/A56
Mr. Anthony D. SommaChief Financial Officer, Exec. VP and Treasurer432.68kN/A54
Mr. Larry D. IrickVP, Gen. Counsel and Corp. Sec.374.49kN/A61
Mr. Bruce A. AkinSr. VP of Power Delivery319.15kN/A53
Mr. Gregory A. GreenwoodSr. VP of Strategy439.38kN/A52
Amounts are as of December 31, 2016 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in USD.

Description

Westar Energy, Inc., an electric utility company, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Kansas. The company has 6,292 megawatts of electric generation capacity that produces electricity through various fuel types, including coal, uranium, natural gas, and diesel. It also owns approximately 6,400 miles of transmission lines, 24,000 miles of overhead distribution lines, and 5,000 miles of underground distribution lines. It retails electricity to residential, commercial, and industrial customers, as well as for lighting public streets and highways; and is involved in electricity wholesale to electric cooperatives, municipalities, other electric utilities, and regional transmission organizations. The company provides its services in central and northeastern Kansas, including the cities of Topeka, Lawrence, Manhattan, Salina, and Hutchinson, as well as in south-central and southeastern Kansas, including the city of Wichita. It serves approximately 704,000 customers. Westar Energy, Inc. was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Topeka, Kansas.

Corporate Governance

Westar Energy, Inc.’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of May 1, 2017 is 6. The pillar scores are Audit: 2; Board: 2; Shareholder Rights: 9; Compensation: 5.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk.