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Shareowner Services

P.O. Box 64945

St. Paul, MN 55164-0945




Xcel Energy Inc.


    Wednesday, May 18, 2016

11:00 a.m. CDT


    The Florian Gardens
    2340 Lorch Avenue

Eau Claire, Wisconsin


    Directions to the Xcel Energy Inc. Annual Meeting
    are available in the proxy statement which can be
    viewed at

Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the

Shareholder Meeting to be Held on May 18, 2016.

Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Xcel Energy Inc. will be held at The Florian Gardens, 2340 Lorch Avenue, Eau Claire, Wisconsin on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. CDT.

This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.

The Proxy Statement and Annual Report are available at

If you want to receive a paper copy or an e-mail with links to the electronic materials, you must request one. There is no charge to you for requesting a copy. Please make your request for a copy as instructed on the reverse side of this notice on or before May 6, 2016 to facilitate timely delivery.



Matters intended to be acted upon at the meeting are listed below.


  The Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR the following proposals:
  1.   Election of Directors      
    Gail K. Boudreaux   Richard T. O’Brien   A. Patricia Sampson   Kim Williams
    Richard K. Davis   Christopher J. Policinski   James J. Sheppard   Timothy V. Wolf
    Ben Fowke   James T. Prokopanko   David A. Westerlund  
  2.   Approval of executive compensation in an advisory vote    
  3.   Ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as Xcel Energy Inc.’s independent registered public accounting firm
    for 2016      
  The Board of Directors recommends that you vote AGAINST the following proposal:
  4.   Shareholder proposal on the separation of the roles of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer




You may immediately vote your proxy on the Internet at:





  Use the Internet to vote your proxy 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, until 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on May 17, 2016.


  Please have this Notice and the last four digits of your Social Security Number or Tax Identification Number available. Follow the instructions to vote your proxy.

Your Internet vote authorizes the Named Proxies to vote your shares in the same manner as if you marked, signed and returned your proxy card.

To request paper copies of the proxy materials, which include the proxy card,

proxy statement and annual report, please contact us via:


LOGO   Internet/Mobile – Access the Internet and go to Follow the instructions to log in, and order copies.
LOGO   Telephone – Call us free of charge at 866-870-3684 in the U.S. or Canada, using a touch-tone phone, and follow the instructions to log in and order copies.
LOGO   Email – Send us an email at with “XEL Materials Request” in the subject line.
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Your preference to receive printed materials via mail -or- to receive an email with links to the electronic materials.





If you choose email delivery you must include the email address.





If you would like this election to apply to delivery of material for all future meetings, write the word “Permanent” and include the last 4 digits of your Tax ID number in the email.