El Paso Electric First Quarter Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Notification

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from El Paso Electric

    EL PASO, Texas, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- El Paso Electric (Amex:   EE)
 expects to release first quarter earnings on the morning of April 23, 2001.
 El Paso Electric will host a conference call about the First Quarter Earnings
 Release:
 
      Date:       April 23, 2001
      Time:       2:00 p.m. MDT (4:00 EDT)
      Dial in #:  877-601-3555
      Passcode:   2001
 
      Replay #:   800-695-0673      No passcode required
                                    Replay through May 7, 2001, 7 p.m. CDT
 
     The conference call will be webcast live on EPE's website and
 StreetEvents.com.  A replay of the webcast will be available shortly after the
 call.
 
      Webcast Address:  http://www.epelectric.com
                        http://www.streetevents.com
 
     El Paso Electric is an electric utility serving approximately
 304,000 retail customers in El Paso, Texas and areas of the Rio Grande valley
 in west Texas and southern New Mexico, and providing electric service to
 wholesale customers in New Mexico, Texas, California, and Mexico.  EPE's
 common stock trades on the American Stock Exchange under the symbol EE.
 
 

SOURCE El Paso Electric
    EL PASO, Texas, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- El Paso Electric (Amex:   EE)
 expects to release first quarter earnings on the morning of April 23, 2001.
 El Paso Electric will host a conference call about the First Quarter Earnings
 Release:
 
      Date:       April 23, 2001
      Time:       2:00 p.m. MDT (4:00 EDT)
      Dial in #:  877-601-3555
      Passcode:   2001
 
      Replay #:   800-695-0673      No passcode required
                                    Replay through May 7, 2001, 7 p.m. CDT
 
     The conference call will be webcast live on EPE's website and
 StreetEvents.com.  A replay of the webcast will be available shortly after the
 call.
 
      Webcast Address:  http://www.epelectric.com
                        http://www.streetevents.com
 
     El Paso Electric is an electric utility serving approximately
 304,000 retail customers in El Paso, Texas and areas of the Rio Grande valley
 in west Texas and southern New Mexico, and providing electric service to
 wholesale customers in New Mexico, Texas, California, and Mexico.  EPE's
 common stock trades on the American Stock Exchange under the symbol EE.
 
 SOURCE  El Paso Electric