XEL Xcel Energy


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) April 24, 2020
Xcel Energy Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
Commission File NumberIRS Employer Identification Number
414 Nicollet Mall,Minneapolis,Minnesota55401
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Common Stock, $2.50 par value per share XEL Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements for Certain Officers
(b) On April 24th, Scott Wilensky, EVP & General Counsel informed the Company that he will be retiring from the company at the end of June.
In connection with this decision, the Company announced that Amanda Rome, age 39, will serve as Xcel Energy’s Executive Vice President General Counsel.

Ms. Rome has been with the Company since 2015. She currently serves as Deputy General Counsel, Regulatory and Commercial, a role she has held since September of 2019. Prior to that she served as the Managing Attorney for Regulatory beginning in 2018 and was the lead Regulatory attorney for the NSP system when she joined the company in 2015. Prior to joining the Company, she was a commercial litigation attorney at Faegre Baker Daniels and prior to that she was with Winston and Strawn where she focused on commercial litigation as well as investigations. Ms. Rome is a graduate of Georgetown Law School and received her bachelor’s degree from Penn State University.
Ms. Rome’s effective date will be June 1, 2020 and Mr. Wilensky will remain as an employee through June 30th to assist with the transition.
A copy of the News Release announcing this executive change is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.01

Item 9.01.    Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)    Exhibits
Press Release dated April 28, 2020
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


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.

April 28, 2020Xcel Energy Inc.
 (a Minnesota corporation)
 /s/ Wendy Mahling
 Wendy Mahling
 Vice President, Corporate Secretary