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Black Hills Corp. Announces Pricing of $700 Million Debt Offering

RAPID CITY, S.D., Sept. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Black Hills Corp. (BKH) today announced the pricing of a registered public offering of $700 million in senior unsecured notes. The debt offering consists of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 3.050% senior notes due 2029 and $300 million aggregate principal amount of 3.875% senior notes due 2049. Black Hills Corp. expects the offering to close on Oct. 3, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions.

The company plans to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay all of its outstanding $400 million term loan, retire all of its $200 million principal amount outstanding of 5.875% senior unsecured notes due July 15, 2020, repay a portion of its outstanding commercial paper and for general corporate purposes.

The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus supplement relating to the offering and accompanying base prospectus previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which may be obtained for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC Web site at www.sec.gov or, upon request, from BoA Securities, Inc. by calling toll-free at 1-800-294-1322 or from U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. by calling toll-free at 1-877-558-2607.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor will there be any sale of any securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

Black Hills Corporation
Black Hills Corp. (BKH) is a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company with a tradition of improving life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, the company serves 1.27 million natural gas and electric utility customers in eight states: Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Investor Relations
Jerome E. Nichols
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jerome.nichols@blackhillscorp.com

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This news release includes "forward-looking statements" as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC. We make these forward-looking statements in reliance on the safe harbor protections provided under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this news release that address activities, events or developments that we expect, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future are forward looking statements, including our expectations about the completion and timing of the transactions described in this news release. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions which we believe are reasonable based on current expectations and projections about future events and industry conditions and trends affecting our business. However, whether actual results and developments will conform to our expectations and predictions is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that, among other things, could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, the risk factors described in Item 1A of Part I of our 2018 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC, and other reports that we file with the SEC from time to time.

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