April 14, 2003
ISSUED BY:   PG&E Corporation, 800-PGE-NEWS

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Corporation Also Recognized for Diversity Efforts by Fortune and Hispanic Magazines

SAN FRANCISCO LATINA Style, the only national publication focused on the Latina professional, recently named PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG) as one of the top 50 companies nationwide for providing professional opportunities to Latinas. Winners of the annual LATINA Style 50 Award are chosen from more than 600 of the most respected U.S. companies. The Corporation was presented with the award at a ceremony held at the White House on March 28.

"We believe our company is best able to meet today's business challenges and serve our communities with the unique talents of a diverse workforce," said G. Brent Stanley, senior vice president of Human Resources for PG&E Corporation. PG&E Corporation is pleased to have our diversity efforts recognized by LATINA Style and other reputable publications and organizations nationwide.

PG&E Corporation's policies and programs have been consistently recognized nationally for their approach to workforce diversity. For the past four years, the Corporation has been named by Fortune magazine as one of the top 50 companies nationwide for minorities. In 2002, the Corporation was ranked no. 30 in Fortune's overall list; in addition, the magazine ranked PG&E Corporation no. 4 on its list of companies with the largest number of minorities among the 50 highest paid employees.

Thirty percent of PG&E Corporation's 21,000 employees are minority women and men, and 18 percent of the company's management ranks are comprised of minorities.

The Corporation and its subsidiary Pacific Gas and Electric Company have also received recognition for the opportunities provided to minorities from several national publications and organizations, including,

  • Hispanic Magazine "Corporate 100" for 2002
  • Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR)
  • National Black MBA Organization
  • Society of Hispanic Engineers
  • U.S. Secretary of Labor's Secretary's 2000 Opportunity Award

This is a great company to work for because it truly lives its commitment to provide opportunities for minority employees, said Stacy Campos, an attorney with PG&E Corporation's utility subsidiary Pacific Gas and Electric Company. As a result, we provide better service to our customer base because PG&E Corporation's workforce genuinely reflects the rich diversity of the communities it serves.