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Section 1: DEFA14A (DEFA14A)






Washington, D.C. 20549


Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No.    )

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Definitive Proxy Statement


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Shareowner Services

P.O. Box 64945

St. Paul, MN 55164-0945






Xcel Energy Inc.



Wednesday, May 16, 2018

11:00 a.m. CDT


River’s Edge Convention Center

10 4th Avenue South

St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301


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 16, 2018.

Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Xcel Energy Inc. will be held at River’s Edge Convention Center, 10 4th Avenue South, St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301 on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 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 email 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 4, 2018 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 nominees and proposals:



1.  Election of Directors


Richard K. Davis

   David K. Owens    A. Patricia Sampson    Kim Williams  

Ben Fowke

   Christopher J. Policinski    James J. Sheppard    Timothy V. Wolf  

Richard T. O’Brien

   James T. Prokopanko    David A. Westerlund    Daniel Yohannes  


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 2018




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 15, 2018.


  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:



Internet/Mobile – Access the Internet and go to Follow the instructions to log in and order copies.



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. 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 Identification Number in the email.
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