Evergy rings opening bell at New York Stock Exchange

Company marks year milestone, rebrands operating companies

NEW YORK CITY, Aug. 27, 2019 – Evergy leaders rang the opening bell today at the New York Stock Exchange to commemorate the upcoming name change for its operating companies. KCP&L and Westar Energy, which merged in June 2018, will begin operating as Evergy in October.

“Last year KCP&L and Westar joined to form a leading Midwest energy company,” Terry Bassham, Evergy president and chief executive officer, said. “As Evergy we are bringing efficiencies to our operations, stabilizing prices and maintaining our close ties with our communities.” 

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About Evergy, Inc.
Evergy, Inc. (NYSE: EVRG) serves approximately 1.6 million customers in Kansas and Missouri. We generate nearly half the power we provide to homes and businesses with emission-free sources. We support our local communities where we live and work, and strive to meet the needs of customers through energy savings and innovative solutions.

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