WHY does Ameren have a responsibility to its shareholders?

Ameren (NYSE: AEE) is a publicly traded company with approximately 50,000 common shareholders of record. Shareholders make our business model work. For example, it takes a vast amount of capital to maintain and enhance the electric and natural gas systems throughout Ameren’s 64,000-square-mile service territory. Shareholders provide us with a portion of the capital to upgrade and replace aging infrastructure and keep service reliable for customers.

Although Ameren does not compete for customers, we do compete for investors. That’s why we are focused on delivering top-tier total shareholder returns among our utility peer group. By investing in AEE, shareholders enable Ameren to invest in projects that benefit our customers.


  • Attractive, predictable returns
  • Earnings and dividend growth
  • Solid financial management

Our Business Model

Ameren must fund operations that provide customers’ electricity and natural gas.

To do so, we use a blend of:

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Borrowed Capital

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Learn more about our business model and the importance of strong financial performance.

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