SCANA Corporation Declares Regular Dividends on Common & Preferred Stock for 3rd Quarter 2005

Investor Contacts:
John Winn
(803) 217-9240
jwinn@scana.com

Bryan Hatchell
(803) 217-7458
bhatchell@scana.com


Columbia, SC, July 27, 2005 -- SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) announced that its board of directors, at a meeting held today, declared a dividend of 39 cents per share on the Company's common stock for the quarter ending September 30, 2005. The dividend is payable October 1, 2005 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 9, 2005.

The board of directors also declared the regular quarterly dividends on the following series of cumulative preferred stock of South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G), SCANA's principal subsidiary, for the quarter ending September 30, 2005:

$50 Par Value:

56 1/4 cents per share on the 4.50 percent Series
57 1/2 cents per share on the 4.60 percent Series A
57 1/2 cents per share on the 4.60 percent Series B
62 1/2 cents per share on the 5 percent Series
64 1/16 cents per share on the 5.125 percent Series
75 cents per share on the 6 percent Series

$100 Par Value:

$1.63 per share on the 6.52 percent Series

Dividends on each series of SCE&G's cumulative preferred stock are also payable October 1, 2005 to holders of record on September 9, 2005. The 5 percent Series is the only series of cumulative preferred stock that is listed on the New York Stock Exchange - the trading symbol is "SAC Pr."

SCANA Corporation, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Columbia, SC, is an energy-based holding company principally engaged, through subsidiaries, in electric and natural gas utility operations and other energy-related businesses. Information about SCANA is available on the Company's Web Site at www.scana.com.