Westar Energy announces public offering of its common stock

Westar Energy, Inc.(NYSE:WR) announced Sept. 23 that it plans tomake a public offering of 8,000,000 shares of its common stock, subject to market conditions. Westar expectsthat the underwriters will be granted a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,200,000 shares ofWestar’s common stock solely to cover over-allotments, if any. Subject to certain conditions, all shares will besold in connection with the execution of the forward sale agreements.

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