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PG&E Recognized for Diversity by Two Nationwide Latino Publications HispanicBusiness and LATINA Style rank the utility among the top companies for diversity

Release Date: September 30, 2011
Contact: PG&E External Communications (415) 973-5930

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) was recently included among HispanicBusiness magazine's Hispanic Business Diversity Elite 60 and LATINA Style magazine's Top 50 Companies for Latinas to work for in America. PG&E employees and leadership will honor these recognitions during the utility's 16th annual diversity celebration this month at its San Francisco headquarters.

"Diversity is one of PG&E's core values and is integral to our business strategy. It allows us to better anticipate, understand and satisfy the needs of the 15 million Californians we serve," said Bill Harper, PG&E's vice president of talent management and chief diversity officer. "These rankings recognize our dedication to foster diversity and better support all of the communities throughout our service territory."

Both magazines screened Fortune 1000 companies for those that dedicate effort to diversity initiatives including supplier diversity, diverse recruitment, veteran recruitment, retention and promotion, philanthropy, marketing and community outreach programs.

HispanicBusiness magazine's Diversity Elite 60 lists the nation's top organizations that promote and model diversity in the workplace and in the community. According to the magazine, PG&E and other companies on its list went well beyond traditional workforce diversity initiatives and implemented strategies to reach more Hispanic customers and increase business with minority- and Hispanic-owned suppliers. The utility has been ranked on HispanicBusiness magazine's Diversity Elite 60 lists for seven years.

"Our Diversity Elite list consists of a group of companies that stands out by showing a great commitment to diverse hiring practices, supplier diversity and other principals that are so vital in today's workplace," said Mike Caplinger, research supervisor at HispanicBusiness magazine. "For PG&E to make the list every year since we started, it is really something special and shows their true commitment to diversity."

PG&E also earned a spot on the LATINA Style 50 Report, which highlights superior leadership programs, employee benefits and Latina representation in senior positions. PG&E was chosen by the LATINA Style for its career advancement opportunities for Hispanic women employees. This is the first time PG&E has earned this recognition.

While diversity and inclusion have long been hallmarks of PG&E's heritage, the company deepened its commitment in recent years by appointing a chief diversity officer, providing training to all members of its leadership team, and increasing its focus on identifying, developing and recruiting diverse talent.

For more information on PG&E's diversity and inclusion commitment or to learn how to apply to become a certified diverse supplier, visit www.pge.com/about/company/diversityinclusion/.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to 15 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit http://www.pge.com/about/newsroom/.

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