INSTRUCTIONS


Wisconsin Natural Gas Settlement


Eligible industrial and commercial purchasers of natural gas for consumption in the State of Wisconsin must complete this Claim Form and submit it by December 6, 2019. If you submitted a claim in 2017 for the prior Wisconsin natural gas settlements, and your claim was accepted, you need not submit an additional claim. All other Wisconsin industrial and commercial purchasers must complete this Claim Form.


The Wisconsin Settlement Class eligible to participate in this Settlement includes: All industrial and commercial purchasers of natural gas for their own use and consumption during the period from January 1, 2000, through October 31, 2002, which gas was used or consumed by them in Wisconsin. Excluded from the Class are (a) entities that purchased natural gas for resale (to the extent of such purchase(s) for resale); (b) entities that purchased natural gas for generation of electricity for the purpose of sale (to the extent of such purchase(s) for generation); (c) entities that purchased natural gas from entities that sold natural gas at rates approved by a State regulatory entity or public service commission (to the extent of such purchases at such approved rates); (d) defendants and their predecessors, affiliates, and subsidiaries; (e) the federal government and its agencies; and (f) Reorganized FLI, Inc. (f/k/a Farmland Industries, Inc.).


To qualify, you and your purchases must meet the following criteria:


• You must be a commercial or industrial user of natural gas (this includes businesses, manufacturing facilities, warehouses, commercial property, hospitals, universities, schools, etc.).

• You must have purchased natural gas for your own consumption in Wisconsin (i.e., you burned or otherwise used the gas you purchased in Wisconsin) between January 1, 2000, and October 31, 2002.

• You must have purchased gas from a seller other than a local utility or other entity regulated by the State of Wisconsin (gas purchased from the utility serving your local community does not qualify).

• You or your purchases must not fall within one of the exclusions identified in the foregoing class definition.