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Otter Tail Power Company encourages these tips to stay safe online during National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Otter Tail Power Company takes cyber security seriously—for the safety of its employees, customers, shareholders, and the energy grid. Since 2004 National Cyber Security Awareness Month has taken place every October to ensure Internet users have the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online.

The company provides ongoing cyber security information and training for employees. “We review topics like how to stay safe online, secure options for file and information sharing, and best practices to keep our network and mobile devices secure,” said Don Redden, Vice President, Information Technology. “We also discuss recent news about data breaches, keep up on the industry’s latest suggestions for improvement, and proactively create disaster recovery and incident response plans should hackers ever target our company. Our employees continuously work to protect our company’s systems and data from cyber attacks.”

The Anti-Phishing Working Group and National Cyber Security Alliance remind computer users to:

• Stop: And make sure security measures are in place.

• Think: About the consequences of your online actions.

• Connect: And enjoy the internet.

Whether it’s keeping security software current, creating complex passphrases, or protecting all online devices (including smartphones), Otter Tail Power Company is committed to keeping information secure. And the company encourages its customers to stay safe online too. Visit stopthinkconnect.org for more online safety tips.

This news release is available on our website at otpco.com/Newsroom.

Otter Tail Power Company, a subsidiary of Otter Tail Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: OTTR), is headquartered in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. With a balanced commitment to environmental, economic, and community stewardship, the company provides electricity and energy services to more than a quarter million people in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. To learn more about Otter Tail Power Company visit otpco.com. To learn more about Otter Tail Corporation visit ottertail.com.