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Sempra Energy appoints Group President

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George W. Bilicic has been named Group President for Sempra Energy, effective upon completion of his service at Lazard Ltd later this year.

Bilicic will lead the company's strategy, corporate development, and legal activities, reporting to Jeffrey W. Martin, Chairman and CEO of Sempra Energy.

Bilicic is currently a Vice Chairman of investment banking with Lazard, a New York-based investment banking firm. He also serves as Global Head of Power, Energy and Infrastructure and Head of Midwest investment banking.

"George Bilicic is a well-respected advisor and leader in our industry and I could not be more pleased that he is joining the Sempra team," said Martin. "He is an outstanding strategist, with a background in the law and especially deep experience in the capital markets. He also has a uniquely broad perspective on our industry. I look forward to him joining our world-class executive team and together building on Sempra's continued success as we advance our mission to become North America's premier energy infrastructure company."

Prior to joining Lazard, Bilicic served as Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure at KKR, a global investment firm. He also served as a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch in its mergers and acquisitions department and was a partner in the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

Bilicic serves on the boards of directors of Polaris Industries and The HistoryMakers, and the boards of trustees of the Mayo Clinic and the Museum of Science and Industry. He also serves on the Georgetown University Law Center Board of Visitors.

Bilicic holds a bachelor's degree from DeSales University and a law degree from Georgetown University.

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