TOPEKA, Kan., Oct. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Oct. 31, 2017, Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) plans to release third-quarter 2017 earnings after market close. On Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, the company plans to host its quarterly conference call and audio webcast to discuss the operating results.
Event:    Westar Energy Q3 2017 Conference Call and Webcast  
Date:    Nov. 1, 2017  
Time:    10 a.m. Eastern (9 a.m. Central)  
Location:   1) Phone conference call at 844-646-4526, conference ID 96033428, or
    2) Log on to the webcast at  

In conjunction with the earnings release and conference call, the company plans to post on its website supplemental financial information related to third-quarter 2017 performance. The materials will be available under Supplemental Materials in the Investors section of the company website at

A replay of the conference call will be available from about 1 p.m. Eastern Nov. 1 through Nov. 8, 2017, at 855-859-2056, conference ID 96033428. The replay will be available on the Westar Energy website at

As Kansas' largest electric utility, Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) provides customers the safe, reliable electricity needed to power their businesses and homes. We have 7,800 MW of electric generation capacity that includes renewables and traditional power sources with half the electricity supplied to our more than 700,000 customers from emissions free sources: nuclear, wind and solar, with a third coming from renewables. We are a leader in electric transmission in Kansas coordinating a network of lines and substations that supports one of the largest consolidations of wind energy in the nation. Our employees live, volunteer and work in the communities we serve.

For more information about Westar Energy, visit us on the Internet at 

Media Contact: Gina PenzigMedia Relations ManagerPhone: 785-575-8089 Gina.Penzig@westarenergy.comMedia line: 888-613-0003

Investor Contact: Cody VandeVeldeDirector, Investor RelationsPhone: 785-575-8227 

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