Sempra Energy
Aug 26, 2003

Southern California Gas Company And SDG&E Declare Preferred Dividends

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 25, 2003 - The boards of directors of Southern California Gas Company (The Gas Company) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), today declared regular quarterly dividends for the preferred and preference series stock of the companies as follows:

Each of the dividends is payable on Oct. 15, 2003, to shareholders of record on Sept. 23, 2003.

The Gas Company is the nation's largest natural gas distribution utility, serving 18 million consumers through 5.1 million meters. SDG&E is a regulated public utility that provides service to 3 million consumers through 1.3 million electric meters and 775,000 natural gas meters in San Diego and southern Orange counties.

Sempra Energy Utilities is Sempra Energy's group of regulated California utilities -- The Gas Company and SDG&E. Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), based in San Diego, is a Fortune 500 energy services holding company.

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