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Debra L. Reed named chairman of Sempra Energy

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San Diego, Ca., USA - November 15, 2012, San Diego, Ca., USA - Sempra Energy, an energy services holding company, announced that CEO Debra L. Reed has been elected chairman of the company, effective December 1, 2012.

Ms. Reed was named Sempra Energy's CEO in June of last year. Ms. Reed has worked for the Sempra Energy companies for 34 years.

Prior to her appointment as CEO last year, she was executive vice president of Sempra Energy.

Previously, from 2006 to 2010, she served as president and CEO of Sempra Energy's two largest subsidiaries, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas).

She also was chief operating officer of the two utilities, after initially being appointed president of SDG&E in 2000.

Ms. Reed first joined the company in 1978 as an energy systems engineer at SoCalGas. In 1988, she became the first female officer appointed at SoCalGas.

In 2011 and 2012, she was recognized as one of Fortune magazine's "50 Most Powerful Women in Business." She also was recognized by Forbes magazine as one of the nation's most influential female CEOs.

Ms. Reed serves on the board and is the immediate past chair of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation.

She also is on the board of directors of Halliburton Co. and the board of councilors of the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering.

Ms. Reed is a member of The Trusteeship, an affiliate of the International Women's Forum. Previously, she served on the boards of directors of Genentech, Dominguez Services Corp. and Avery Dennison Corp.


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