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El Paso Electric Releases First Corporate Sustainability Report

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El Paso Electric Company (EPE) (NYSE:EE) today released its first
Corporate Sustainability Report, a compilation of the Company's recent
energy and environmental accomplishments. The report provides the
community insight into EPE's sustainability efforts, and allows the
Company to track, measure and report sustainability metrics annually.

"As we continue innovating and working to do our part for the
environment, we want to share our progress with our stakeholders," said
Mary Kipp, El Paso Electric President and Chief Executive Officer. "We
are committed to transparency and continuous improvement in our
sustainability performance as we strive to continuously lower our carbon
footprint, reduce consumptive water use and establish new and innovative
goals for the future of our region."

In an effort to develop a well-structured report that provides
annualized information, EPE has incorporated the Edison Electric
Institute's (EEI's) pilot environmental, social, governance, and
sustainability-related (ESG/sustainability) template into its report.
The EEI template ensures that EPE provides information that is
consistent across the electric sector.

Among the most notable achievements EPE has chronicled in recent years
are the divesting of coal from its energy generation profile and an
expanding renewable energy portfolio, which included the Texas Community
Solar Program, as well as the Holloman Air Force Base Solar Project, a
new 5 megawatt (MW) dedicated energy resource for the base. In addition,
the report details EPE's work to preserve biodiversity in the region,
including programs to protect avian species from electric
infrastructure, bee hive relocation, and vegetation management. The
report also highlights the energy efficiency strides the Company has
made over the past year, and assesses EPE's social responsibility and
community outreach impacts for programs such as the Summer College and
High School Internship Program, and other work with local organizations.

To read the full report, visit epelectric.com.

About El Paso Electric

El Paso Electric is a regional electric utility providing generation,
transmission and distribution service to approximately 420,000 retail
and wholesale customers in a 10,000 square mile area of the Rio Grande
valley in west Texas and southern New Mexico.

About the Edison Electric Institute

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) is the association that represents
all U.S. investor-owned electric companies. Our members provide
electricity for 220 million Americans, and operate in all 50 states and
the District of Columbia. As a whole, the electric power industry
supports more than 7 million jobs in communities across the United
States. In addition to our U.S. members, EEI has more than 60
international electric companies as International Members, and hundreds
of industry suppliers and related organizations as Associate Members.
Organized in 1933, EEI provides public policy leadership, strategic
business intelligence, and essential conferences and forums.

More information about the environmental, social, governance and
sustainability reporting template is available here
on EEI's website.

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