SAN DIEGO, May 22, 2006 - The boards of directors of Southern California Gas Company (The Gas Company) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) have declared regular quarterly dividends for the preferred and preference series stock of the companies as follows:
Southern California Gas Company: 6% Preferred Series $0.375 per share 6% Series “A” Preferred $0.375 per share San Diego Gas & Electric: Cumulative Preferred 5% Series $0.25 per share Cumulative Preferred 4.60% Series $0.23 per share Cumulative Preferred 4.50% Series $0.225 per share Cumulative Preferred 4.40% Series $0.22 per share Preference Stock (Cumulative) $1.7625 Series $0.440625 per share Preference Stock (Cumulative) $1.70 Series $0.425 per share Preference Stock (Cumulative) $1.82 Series $0.455 per share
Each of the dividends is payable on July 15, 2006, to shareholders of record on June 22, 2006. The Gas Company is the nation's largest natural gas distribution utility, providing safe and reliable energy to 19.8 million consumers through 5.6 million meters. SDG&E is a regulated public utility that provides safe and reliable energy service to three million consumers through 1.3 million electric meters and more than 825,000 natural gas meters in San Diego and southern Orange counties.
The Gas Company and SDG&E are subsidiaries of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE). Sempra Energy, based in San Diego, is a Fortune 500 energy services holding company.