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At Spire Inc. (NYSE: SR) we believe energy exists to help make people's lives better. It's a simple idea, but one that's at the heart of our company. Every day we serve 1.7 million customers making us the fifth largest publicly traded natural gas company in the country. We help families and business owners fuel their daily lives through our gas utilities serving Alabama, Mississippi and Missouri. Our non-utility operations include Spire Marketing, which provides natural gas marketing and related services. We are transforming our business and pursuing growth through 1) growing organically, 2) investing in infrastructure, 3) acquiring and integrating, and 4) innovation and technology

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Spire Reports 2017 Results Raises dividend 7.1 percent

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Spire Inc. (NYSE: SR) today reported results for its fiscal 2017 full year and fourth quarter ended September 30. Highlights include:
Fiscal 2017 diluted earnings per share of $3.43, up from $3.24 in fiscal 2016
Net economic earnings* per share grew to $3.56, up $0.14 over prior year
Dividend increased by 7.1 percent to an annualized $2.25 per share
"Fiscal 2017 was a year of significant achievements as we delivered on our plans across the entire company. We achieved earnings per share in line with our growth expectations, grew the number of homes and businesses we serve, increased our investment in infrastructure, and further improved our operating performance. At the same time we rolled out technology enhancements to provide an even better service experience for our customers," said Suzanne Sitherwood, president and chief executive officer of Spire. "We also successfully completed the transition of our five gas companies to Spire, aligning them under one name, representing a shared promise to bring people and energy together in ways that enrich lives, support the communities we serve and add value for shareholders."
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