Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) August 21, 2018
Commission File Number
Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter; State of Incorporation; Address of Principal Executive Offices; and Telephone Number
IRS Employer Identification Number
(a Minnesota corporation)
414 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
(612) 330-5500

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Item 5.02.
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Election of Director.

On August 21, 2018, the Board of Directors of Xcel Energy Inc. (the Company) elected Lynn Casey to the Board of Directors, for a term expiring at the Company’s 2019 annual meeting of shareholders. Ms. Casey will serve on the Finance Committee and the Operations, Nuclear, Environmental and Safety Committee (ONES). Ms. Casey will receive compensation for her Board service consistent with the compensation received by the Company’s other non-employee directors, as disclosed in the Company’s Schedule 14A, Definitive Proxy Statement filed on April 3, 2018 (file no. 001-03034), prorated from the commencement of her service on the Board to the date of the 2019 annual shareholders meeting.

A copy of the News Release announcing this change to the Board of Directors is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.01.
Item 9.01.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Press Release dated August 21, 2018.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

August 21, 2018
Xcel Energy Inc. (a Minnesota corporation)
/s/ Judy M. Poferl
Judy M. Poferl

Senior Vice President, Corporate Secretary and
Executive Services