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Laclede Gas' United We Grill - June 13

June 12, 2008

WHAT: Laclede Gas’ 5th Annual United Way Barbeque (“United We Grill”).
All proceeds benefit the United Way of Greater St. Louis.
$6.00 lunch package includes a hamburger, bratwurst or chicken, chips and a drink

WHEN: Friday, June 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. “Celebrity Servers” from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m.

WHO: Douglas H. Yaeger, Chairman, President and CEO, Laclede Gas Company; Francis G. Slay, Mayor, city of St. Louis; Gary C. Dollar, President and CEO, United Way of Greater St. Louis; Dan Buck, CEO, St. Patrick’s Center; and senior managers and employees from Laclede Gas Company.

WHERE: New location - Kiener Plaza (Broadway, between Chestnut and Market)

VISUALS & SOUND: 12-12:30 p.m.: Douglas H. Yaeger, Francis G. Slay, Gary C. Dollar and Dan Buck, serving lunch to a hungry downtown crowd. Members of Laclede’s senior management will serve continually between 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

1 p.m.: Douglas H. Yaeger recognizing Dan Buck for five continuous years of emceeing the annual “Washers” tournament. This year’s tournament pits the title worthy Laclede Gas teams against representatives from US Bank, Thompson Coburn, Peabody Energy, St. Louis Business Journal, the Downtown Partnership and the reigning champs Bank of America.

A dancing lunch crowd as they enjoy the sounds of “Daddy’s Cookin’,” a band comprised of Laclede Gas employees.

BACKGROUND: For over 20 years, the Laclede Gas Company and its employees have supported the United Way. Through voluntary donations and various fundraising efforts, approximately 90% of Laclede management employees contribute monthly to the United Way of Greater St. Louis. Over 800 meals were sold during the 2007 United We Grill BBQ, raising approximately $2500 for United Way.

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