Black Hills Corp. Announces New Senior Vice President, Human Resources

January 5, 2009

RAPID CITY, S.D., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Black Hills Corp.
(NYSE: BKH) today announced the selection of Robert A. Myers for the position
of senior vice president of human resources effective immediately. Myers has
been serving as the company’s interim human resources executive since June

David R. Emery, chairman, president and chief executive officer for Black
Hills Corp., said that Myers brings a tremendous breadth of senior management
experience and human resources expertise to the company. “Bob has been a
strong partner with Black Hills as we’ve moved through the Aquila
acquisition,” Emery said. “His knowledge and experience with culture
integration, change leadership and human resources strategy has been
instrumental in our transitional success, and I am excited to have him join
our team full time. His extensive human resources experience, combined with
his knowledge of Black Hills, will be invaluable as we continue our
integration and growth plans.”

Myers has been a partner with the human resources consulting firm
Strategic Talent Solutions and has been supporting Black Hills with the Aquila
integration efforts for nearly 20 months. He has served in key human resources
leadership roles during his 28 years of experience with organizations such as
PepsiCo, Target Corporation, Limitedbrands Inc., BankBoston, Metromedia,
Reebok International and Devon Energy. During the course of his career, he has
served as the chief human resources officer for three different companies,
including two Fortune 250 organizations. Myers earned a bachelor of science
degree, magna cum laude in psychology, from the University of Nebraska at
and a masters degree in industrial/organizational psychology from the
University of Nebraska.


Black Hills Corp. is a diversified energy company with a tradition of
exemplary service and a vision to be the energy partner of choice is based in
Rapid City, S.D. with corporate offices in Golden, Colo. and Omaha, Neb. The
company serves 750,000 utility customers in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Montana,
Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. The company’s non-regulated businesses
generate wholesale electricity, produce natural gas, oil and coal, and market
energy. Black Hills employees partner to produce results that improve life
with energy. More information is available at http://www.blackhillscorp.com.

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