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Sierra Pacific Resources' Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend

Oct 30, 2008

Sierra Pacific Resources (NYSE: SRP) announced that its board of directors today declared a cash dividend of 10 cents per share, payable on December 17, 2008, to shareholders of record on December 2, 2008.

The company had previously paid 8 cents per share since resuming quarterly dividends in the third quarter of 2007.

Headquartered in Nevada, Sierra Pacific Resources is a holding company whose principal subsidiaries, Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company, are doing business as NV Energy. Serving a 54,500-square-mile service territory that stretches north to south from Elko to Laughlin, NV Energy provides a wide range of energy services and products to approximately 2.4 million citizens of Nevada as well as approximately 40 million tourists annually.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements regarding the future performance of Sierra Pacific Resources within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the discretion of Sierra Pacific Resources' Board of Directors with respect to the payment of future dividends based on its periodic review of factors that ordinarily affect dividend policy, such as current and prospective financial condition, earnings and liquidity, prospective business conditions, regulatory factors, and dividend restrictions in Sierra Pacific Resources' and its subsidiaries' financing agreements. Additional cautionary statements regarding other risk factors that could have an effect on the future performance of Sierra Pacific Resources and its subsidiaries are contained in its Annual Report on Form 10-K and/or Form 10-K/A for the year ended December 31, 2007 and in its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2008 and June 30, 2008, each filed with the SEC. Sierra Pacific Resources undertakes no obligation to release publicly the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

For further information:

    CONTACT: Sierra Pacific Resources
             Media Contact:
             Andrea Smith, 702-402-5843
             Analyst Contact:
             Britta Carlson, 702-402-5624

    SOURCE: Sierra Pacific Resources