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Section 1: DEFA14A (DEFA14A)

DEFA14A

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 14A

Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No.    )

Filed by the Registrant                              Filed by a Party other than the Registrant  

Check the appropriate box:

 

Preliminary Proxy Statement

 

Confidential, for Use of the Commission Only (as permitted by Rule 14a-6(e)(2))

 

Definitive Proxy Statement

 

Definitive Additional Materials

 

Soliciting Material pursuant to §240.14a-12


XCEL ENERGY INC.

(Name of Registrant as Specified In Its Charter)


(Name of Person(s) Filing Proxy Statement, if other than the Registrant)

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No fee required.

 

Fee computed on table below per Exchange Act Rules 14a-6(i)(1) and 0-11.

 

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Fee paid previously with preliminary materials.

 

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LOGO

 

Shareowner Services

P.O. Box 64945

St. Paul, MN 55164-0945

   
   

 

Xcel Energy Inc.

 

ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

11:00 a.m. CDT

 

790 S. Buchanan Street,

Suite 400

Amarillo, Texas

 

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

Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the

Shareholder Meeting to be Held on May 17, 2017.

Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Xcel Energy Inc. will be held at 790 Buchanan Street, Suite 400, Amarillo, Texas on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 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 www.proxydocs.com/XEL

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 5, 2017 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    Daniel Yohannes  
 

 

2. Advisory vote on frequency of advisory vote on executive compensation

 
 

 

3. Approval of executive compensation in an advisory vote

 
 

 

4. Ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as Xcel Energy Inc.’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2017

 

 

The Board of Directors recommends that you vote AGAINST the following proposal:

 
 

 

5. Shareholder proposal on the separation of the roles of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

THIS IS NOT A FORM FOR VOTING

You may immediately vote your proxy on the Internet at:

www.proxypush.com/XEL

 

  Use the Internet to vote your proxy 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, until 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on May 16, 2017.

 

  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 www.investorelections.com/XEL. 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 paper@investorelections.com with “XEL Materials Request” in the subject line. The email must include:

 

    The 11-digit control # located in the box in the upper right hand corner on the front of this notice.

 

    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.
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