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DTE Energy earns Gallup Great Workplace Award for the third consecutive year

DETROIT, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy announced today it has received the Gallup Great Workplace Award for the third year in a row. The national award recognizes top-performing organizations for building a culture that drives business results.   

DTE Energy, with 10,000 employees in 26 states, is the only utility company to ever receive the award.

"I am extremely proud that DTE has once again earned this prestigious recognition, which is a reflection of the commitment and energy that our employees demonstrate every day," said Gerry Anderson, DTE Energy's chairman and chief executive officer.   "Employee engagement is and will continue to be our first priority because we understand that we can be a great company only if our people truly believe that our company merits their best energy and focus.

"But more importantly," Anderson added, "is that an engaged workforce means a better experience for our customers. We're seeing solid results in improved customer satisfaction because our employees know the important role they play in providing customers with reliable and affordable products and services."

At DTE Energy, employee engagement activities range from training and development to continuous improvement projects, and health and wellness programs.

The Gallup organization compares companies across a workplace research database comprising millions of work teams in more than 100 countries. A panel of workplace experts assesses the applicants' results to select the winners.

"The world's top-performing organizations help lead the global economy by engaging their workforces," said Jim Harter, Ph.D., Gallup's chief scientist of workplace management and well-being. "Gallup's Great Workplace Award winners understand and acknowledge the importance of employee engagement by making it a vital part of their organization while using it as a driving force to create real business outcomes."

The Gallup research looks at best practices applied in the workplace and the improved business results organizations achieved through building an engaged workforce.

About DTE Energy

DTE Energy (NYSE:DTE) is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Its operating units include an electric utility serving 2.1 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a natural gas utility serving 1.2 million customers in Michigan.  The DTE Energy portfolio also includes non-utility energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects, midstream services and energy trading.  Information about DTE Energy is available at dteenergy.com, twitter.com/dte_energy and facebook.com/dteenergy.

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For further information: Vanessa Waters or Scott Simons, DTE Energy, (313) 235-5555