Free Writing Prospectus

Filed Pursuant to Rule 433

Registration Statement No. 333-224333


(a Minnesota corporation)

$500,000,000 4.00% SENIOR NOTES, SERIES DUE JUNE 15, 2028


Issuer:    Xcel Energy Inc. (a Minnesota corporation)
Issue Format:    SEC Registered
Ratings*:    A3/BBB+/BBB+ (Moody’s/Standard & Poor’s/Fitch)
Security Type:    Senior Notes
Pricing Date:    June 20, 2018
Settlement Date:    June 25, 2018 (T+3)
Principal Amount:    $500,000,000
Maturity Date:    June 15, 2028
Interest Payment Dates:    Semi-annually on June 15 and December 15, beginning on December 15, 2018
Reference Benchmark:    2.875% due May 15, 2028
Benchmark Price:    99-15+
Benchmark Yield:    2.935%
Spread to Benchmark Treasury:    +115 bps
Yield to Maturity:    4.085%
Coupon:    4.00%
Price to Public:    99.311% of principal amount
Net Proceeds to Issuer:    $493,305,000 (before transaction expenses)
Make-Whole Call:    Prior to December 15, 2027 (the par call date), T+20 bps (calculated to the par call date)
Par Call:    On or after December 15, 2027, at par
Minimum Denominations:    $2,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 in excess thereof
CUSIP/ISIN:    98389BAV2 / US98389BAV27
Joint Book-Running Managers:   

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC

MUFG Securities Americas Inc.

TD Securities (USA) LLC

Co-Manager:    Fifth Third Securities, Inc.

*Note: A securities rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold securities and may be subject to revision or withdrawal at any time.

The issuer has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus) with the SEC for the offering to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement and other documents the issuer has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the issuer and this offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, any underwriter or any dealer participating in the offering will arrange to send you the prospectus if you request it by calling J.P. Morgan Securities LLC collect at 1-212-834-4533, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC toll free at 1-866-718-1649 or MUFG Securities Americas Inc. toll free at 1-877-649-6848.