Related Party Transactions and Outside Related Director Information

Empire District Electric Company (The) (EDE)

3/24/2005 and 3/20/2006 Proxy Information

Mr. McKinney was President and Chief Executive Officer of Empire from 1997 to 2002. He was Executive Vice President of Commercial Operations of Empire from 1995 to 1997. Mr. McKinney was Executive Vice President of Empire from 1994 to 1995 and Vice President of Customer Service of Empire from 1982 to 1994.