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SCANA and its Subsidiaries, Including SCE&G, Paid Approximately $178 million in Property Taxes to South Carolina Counties in 2015

Cayce, S.C. (Jan. 12, 2016) – SCANA Corp. and its subsidiaries, including SCE&G, paid approximately $178 million in property taxes in South Carolina for property assessed in 2015.

“These dollars help support schools, police, fire and other critical public services and have a significant impact in the communities we serve,” SCE&G spokesman Eric Boomhower said.

The largest single tax payment was made to Lexington County in the amount of approximately $35.4 million. Other significant payments included:

  • Aiken County - $9.0 million
  • Allendale County - $1.3 million
  • Bamberg County -$1.5 million
  • Barnwell County - $1.8 million
  • Beaufort County - $5.5 million
  • Berkeley County - $8.3 million
  • Charleston County - $16.5 million
  • Colleton County - $2.7 million
  • Dorchester County - $5.4 million
  • Edgefield County - $1.4 million
  • Fairfield County - $25.8 million
  • Florence County -$1.0 million
  • Hampton County - $2.5 million
  • Jasper County - $5.8 million
  • Lexington County - $35.4 million
  • Orangeburg County - $13.0 million
  • Richland County - $33.8 million
  • Saluda County - $1.2 million

(Approximate)

SCE&G is a regulated public utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 697,000 customers in South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 343,000 customers throughout the state. More information about SCE&G is available at www.sceg.com.

SCANA Corporation, headquartered in Cayce, S.C., is an energy-based holding company principally engaged, through subsidiaries, in electric and natural gas utility operations and other energy-related businesses. Information about SCANA and its businesses is available on the company’s website at www.scana.com.