The Laclede Group, Inc. (Laclede Group), is a utility holding company. The Company operates in two segments: Regulated Gas Distribution and Non-Regulated Gas Marketing. The Regulated Gas Distribution segment includes the regulated operations of Laclede Gas Company (Laclede Gas or the Utility), Laclede Group's subsidiary and core business unit. Laclede Gas is a public utility engaged in the retail distribution and sale of natural gas. Laclede Gas is the natural gas distribution utility in Missouri, serving approximately 628,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers. The Non-Regulated Gas Marketing segment includes Laclede Energy Resources, Inc. (LER), a wholly owned subsidiary is engaged in the marketing of natural gas and related activities on a non-regulated basis. Effective September1, 2013, Laclede Group Inc through its newly formed subsidiary acquired Missouri Gas Energy, a provider of natural gas distribution services.