KUA Named Top 100 Company for Working Families

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2005 Marks Eighth Consecutive Year for Award

KISSIMMEE, Fla., Aug. 5, 1:00 p.m. – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) today was named a “Top 100 Company for Working Families” by the Orlando Sentinel. This is the eighth consecutive year the utility has been recognized in the program.

The announcement was made during a special awards ceremony held today at Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Studios.

The Orlando Sentinel, which compiles and prints the annual list, considers a number of areas to determine its annual rankings, including total benefit package, organizational culture, ways the company has fun, work-life balance offerings and much more. KUA continues to be a corporate leader, earning recognition from the judges for its offerings of unique programs for employee families, an ongoing employee reward system and in-house communications.

“We are truly honored to again be recognized for having a great place to work,” said Wilbur Hill, vice president of human resources at KUA. “This prestigious recognition is a tribute to the efforts of our more than 300 employees.”

The panel of judges was comprised of experts in the human resources and employee benefits arena as well as employees of the Orlando Sentinel who are knowledgeable about work/life initiatives and trends in the workplace.

A complete list of the 2005 winners can be found at www.orlandosentinel.com/top100.

The Orlando Sentinel is a publication of the Tribune Company (NYSE: TRB), one of the country’s premier media companies, operating businesses in publishing and broadcasting. The company reaches more than 80 percent of U.S. households.

Founded in 1901, KUA (www.kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 170,000 residents in five Central Florida counties.

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Chris M. Gent
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