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  • FirstEnergy Foundation Contributes $5,000 to Greensburg Community Development Corporation
    Profile Outage Information Media Contacts Social Media Newsroom Home News Releases FirstEnergy Foundation Co FirstEnergy Foundation Contributes 5 000 to Greensburg Community Development Corporation Grant Will Help to Fund Restoration of Historic Downtown Building Topics Community FirstEnergy Foundation AKRON Ohio Aug 21 2015 The FirstEnergy Foundation has donated 5 000 to the Greensburg Pennsylvania Community Development Corporation to assist with the renovation of a key building in the city s shopping district The building at 205 South Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown Greensburg has been vacant for almost 15 years but renovation work has begun to make it a suitable home for retail businesses and apartments It s the commitment of our donors we rely on to continue our mission to grow Greensburg s economy said Steven Gifford executive director of the Greensburg Community Development Corporation This gift brings us closer to completing our work returning this building to useful service in an important commercial district When completed the building will house a retail business on the ground floor and may also contain up to eight one bedroom apartments which will likely be marketed to undergraduate graduate and medical students from a nearby college This property is situated in an important part of downtown Greensburg and we are proud to assist with this redevelopment effort said Dee Lowery president of the FirstEnergy Foundation One of our key priorities across FirstEnergy s service area is supporting community revitalization and economic development efforts just like this project The FirstEnergy Foundation is funded solely by FirstEnergy Corp NYSE FE and provides support to non profit tax exempt health and human services agencies educational organizations cultural and arts programs and institutions and civic groups in areas served by FirstEnergy s 10 electric operating companies and in areas where the company conducts business www firstenergycorp com

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  • Wooden Pole Inspection and Replacement Program Continues at Penelec to Enhance Service Reliability
    in 2015 for signs of wear insect infestation or damage from motor vehicle accidents A standard 40 foot wooden distribution pole typically is expected to last more than 50 years The most common utility pole is made from a Southern Yellow Pine tree and costs about 400 Penelec s utility poles are the backbone of our distribution network that delivers electricity to homes and businesses in our service area said Scott Wyman regional president Penelec By conducting inspections and maintenance on our poles we help enhance service reliability for our customers While certainly durable these poles are subject to damage from severe weather falling trees and traffic accidents and periodically need to be replaced or repaired Typically specialized contractors perform the pole inspections As part of the process a visual inspection is completed along with inspecting the pole to determine if the interior is sound Poles also can be reinforced rather than replaced One of the most common reinforcement techniques is to snug a C shaped steel beam against the pole jackhammer the beam into the ground and secure it to the pole with tight metal bands All wooden poles throughout the 31 county Penelec service territory are inspected on a 12 year cycle Inspections began in January and will continue through summer with the remaining pole replacements and repairs scheduled to be completed during the fall Year to date Penelec has inspected more than 25 000 wooden poles in and around the following communities Altoona 2 730 Brookville 816 Ebensburg 278 Dubois 43 Indiana 766 Erie 2 681 Johnstown 2 097 Somerset 1 213 Knox 2 895 Shippensburg 238 Oil City 392 Meadville 20 Bradford 1 115 Mansfield 839 Montrose 1 735 Punxsutawney 209 Dry Run 1 499 Sayre 2 927 Towanda 1 655 Tunkhannock 635 Warren 1 334

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  • FirstEnergy Foundation Contributes $10,000 to Cuyahoga County Public Library Capital Campaign
    Career Paths Student Opportunities Military Hiring Process Search Jobs Newsroom Home News Releases Company Profile Outage Information Media Contacts Social Media Newsroom Home News Releases FirstEnergy Foundation Co FirstEnergy Foundation Contributes 10 000 to Cuyahoga County Public Library Capital Campaign Topics Community FirstEnergy Foundation AKRON Ohio Aug 7 2015 The FirstEnergy Foundation has donated 10 000 to the Cuyahoga County Public Library s Beyond Bricks Books capital campaign which will be used to fund the building or renovation of 18 library branches throughout Cuyahoga County The 110 million multi year campaign is about 97 percent funded and represents the Cuyahoga County Public Library s first capital campaign since it was founded in 1922 The Cuyahoga County Public Library serves 47 communities with 27 branches as well as a strong online presence Libraries are transforming to deliver services directly to our residents that result in better educated citizens and more economically viable communities said Sari Feldman executive director of the Cuyahoga County Public Library We appreciate donors like the FirstEnergy Foundation and their willingness to invest in improving the quality of life in Cuyahoga County Libraries are key cornerstones in the communities FirstEnergy serves said Dee Lowery president of the FirstEnergy Foundation The Cuyahoga County Public Library has demonstrated tremendous leadership in adapting to the new ways people consume information and we re proud to help support this vital resource The FirstEnergy Foundation is funded solely by FirstEnergy Corp NYSE FE and provides support to non profit tax exempt health and human services agencies educational organizations cultural and arts programs and institutions and civic groups in areas served by FirstEnergy s 10 electric operating companies and in areas where the company conducts business www firstenergycorp com CONTACT News Media Contact Chris Eck 330 384 7939 FirstEnergy Home About FirstEnergy Newsroom Investors

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  • FirstEnergy Announces Corporate Executive Promotions
    future results performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward looking statements which may include the following the speed and nature of increased competition in the electric utility industry in general and the retail sales market in particular the ability to experience growth in the Regulated Distribution and Regulated Transmission segments and to successfully implement our revised sales strategy for the Competitive Energy Services segment the accomplishment of our regulatory and operational goals in connection with our transmission investment plan including but not limited to our pending transmission rate case the proposed transmission asset transfer and the effectiveness of our repositioning strategy to reflect a more regulated business profile changes in assumptions regarding economic conditions within our territories assessment of the reliability of our transmission system or the availability of capital or other resources supporting identified transmission investment opportunities the impact of the regulatory process on the pending matters at the federal level and in the various states in which we do business including but not limited to matters related to rates and the Electric Security Plan IV in Ohio the impact of the federal regulatory process on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission FERC regulated entities and transactions in particular FERC regulation of wholesale energy and capacity markets including PJM Interconnection L L C PJM markets and FERC jurisdictional wholesale transactions FERC regulation of cost of service rates including FERC Opinion No 531 s revised Return on Equity methodology for FERC jurisdictional wholesale generation and transmission utility service and FERC s compliance and enforcement activity including compliance and enforcement activity related to North American Electric Reliability Corporation s mandatory reliability standards the uncertainties of various cost recovery and cost allocation issues resulting from American Transmission Systems Incorporated s realignment into PJM economic or weather conditions affecting future sales and margins such as a polar vortex or other significant weather events and all associated regulatory events or actions changing energy capacity and commodity market prices including but not limited to coal natural gas and oil and their availability and impact on margins and asset valuations the continued ability of our regulated utilities to recover their costs costs being higher than anticipated and the success of our policies to control costs and to mitigate low energy capacity and market prices other legislative and regulatory changes and revised environmental requirements including but not limited to proposed greenhouse gases emission and water discharge regulations and the effects of the United States Environmental Protection Agency s coal combustion residuals regulations Cross State Air Pollution Rule Mercury and Air Toxics Standards including our estimated costs of compliance and Clean Water Act 316 b water intake regulation the uncertainty of the timing and amounts of the capital expenditures that may arise in connection with any litigation including New Source Review litigation or potential regulatory initiatives or rulemakings including that such initiatives or rulemakings could result in our decision to deactivate or idle certain generating units the uncertainties associated with the deactivation of certain older regulated and

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  • West Penn Power Project Underway to Support Shale Gas Industry in Washington County, Pennsylvania
    our revised sales strategy for the Competitive Energy Services segment the accomplishment of our regulatory and operational goals in connection with our transmission investment plan including but not limited to our pending transmission rate case the proposed transmission asset transfer and the effectiveness of our repositioning strategy to reflect a more regulated business profile changes in assumptions regarding economic conditions within our territories assessment of the reliability of our transmission system or the availability of capital or other resources supporting identified transmission investment opportunities the impact of the regulatory process on the pending matters at the federal level and in the various states in which we do business including but not limited to matters related to rates and the Electric Security Plan IV in Ohio the impact of the federal regulatory process on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission FERC regulated entities and transactions in particular FERC regulation of wholesale energy and capacity markets including PJM Interconnection L L C PJM markets and FERC jurisdictional wholesale transactions FERC regulation of cost of service rates including FERC Opinion No 531 s revised Return on Equity methodology for FERC jurisdictional wholesale generation and transmission utility service and FERC s compliance and enforcement activity including compliance and enforcement activity related to North American Electric Reliability Corporation s mandatory reliability standards the uncertainties of various cost recovery and cost allocation issues resulting from American Transmission Systems Incorporated s realignment into PJM economic or weather conditions affecting future sales and margins such as a polar vortex or other significant weather events and all associated regulatory events or actions changing energy capacity and commodity market prices including but not limited to coal natural gas and oil and their availability and impact on margins and asset valuations the continued ability of our regulated utilities to recover their costs costs being higher than anticipated and the success of our policies to control costs and to mitigate low energy capacity and market prices other legislative and regulatory changes and revised environmental requirements including but not limited to proposed greenhouse gases emission and water discharge regulations and the effects of the United States Environmental Protection Agency s coal combustion residuals regulations Cross State Air Pollution Rule Mercury and Air Toxics Standards including our estimated costs of compliance and Clean Water Act 316 b water intake regulation the uncertainty of the timing and amounts of the capital expenditures that may arise in connection with any litigation including New Source Review litigation or potential regulatory initiatives or rulemakings including that such initiatives or rulemakings could result in our decision to deactivate or idle certain generating units the uncertainties associated with the deactivation of certain older regulated and competitive fossil units including the impact on vendor commitments and the timing thereof as they relate to the reliability of the transmission grid the impact of other future changes to the operational status or availability of our generating units and any capacity penalties associated with outages at a given unit adverse regulatory or legal decisions and

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  • Toledo Edison Completes Several Projects at Substation in Defiance to Enhance Service Reliability
    the regulatory process on the pending matters at the federal level and in the various states in which we do business including but not limited to matters related to rates and the Electric Security Plan IV in Ohio the impact of the federal regulatory process on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission FERC regulated entities and transactions in particular FERC regulation of wholesale energy and capacity markets including PJM Interconnection L L C PJM markets and FERC jurisdictional wholesale transactions FERC regulation of cost of service rates including FERC Opinion No 531 s revised Return on Equity methodology for FERC jurisdictional wholesale generation and transmission utility service and FERC s compliance and enforcement activity including compliance and enforcement activity related to North American Electric Reliability Corporation s mandatory reliability standards the uncertainties of various cost recovery and cost allocation issues resulting from American Transmission Systems Incorporated s realignment into PJM economic or weather conditions affecting future sales and margins such as a polar vortex or other significant weather events and all associated regulatory events or actions changing energy capacity and commodity market prices including but not limited to coal natural gas and oil and their availability and impact on margins and asset valuations the continued ability of our regulated utilities to recover their costs costs being higher than anticipated and the success of our policies to control costs and to mitigate low energy capacity and market prices other legislative and regulatory changes and revised environmental requirements including but not limited to proposed greenhouse gases emission and water discharge regulations and the effects of the United States Environmental Protection Agency s coal combustion residuals regulations Cross State Air Pollution Rule Mercury and Air Toxics Standards including our estimated costs of compliance and Clean Water Act 316 b water intake regulation the uncertainty of the timing and amounts of the capital expenditures that may arise in connection with any litigation including New Source Review litigation or potential regulatory initiatives or rulemakings including that such initiatives or rulemakings could result in our decision to deactivate or idle certain generating units the uncertainties associated with the deactivation of certain older regulated and competitive fossil units including the impact on vendor commitments and the timing thereof as they relate to the reliability of the transmission grid the impact of other future changes to the operational status or availability of our generating units and any capacity penalties associated with outages at a given unit adverse regulatory or legal decisions and outcomes with respect to our nuclear operations including but not limited to the revocation or non renewal of necessary licenses approvals or operating permits by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission or as a result of the incident at Japan s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant issues arising from the indications of cracking in the shield building at Davis Besse the risks and uncertainties associated with litigation arbitration mediation and like proceedings including but not limited to any such proceedings related to vendor commitments the impact of labor disruptions by

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  • Penelec Continues Tree Trimming Work to Enhance System Reliability
    expect forecast target will intend believe project estimate and similar words Forward looking statements involve estimates assumptions known and unknown risks uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward looking statements which may include the following the speed and nature of increased competition in the electric utility industry in general and the retail sales market in particular the ability to experience growth in the Regulated Distribution and Regulated Transmission segments and to successfully implement our revised sales strategy for the Competitive Energy Services segment the accomplishment of our regulatory and operational goals in connection with our transmission investment plan including but not limited to our pending transmission rate case the proposed transmission asset transfer and the effectiveness of our repositioning strategy to reflect a more regulated business profile changes in assumptions regarding economic conditions within our territories assessment of the reliability of our transmission system or the availability of capital or other resources supporting identified transmission investment opportunities the impact of the regulatory process on the pending matters at the federal level and in the various states in which we do business including but not limited to matters related to rates and the Electric Security Plan IV in Ohio the impact of the federal regulatory process on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission FERC regulated entities and transactions in particular FERC regulation of wholesale energy and capacity markets including PJM Interconnection L L C PJM markets and FERC jurisdictional wholesale transactions FERC regulation of cost of service rates including FERC Opinion No 531 s revised Return on Equity methodology for FERC jurisdictional wholesale generation and transmission utility service and FERC s compliance and enforcement activity including compliance and enforcement activity related to North American Electric Reliability Corporation s mandatory reliability standards the uncertainties of various cost recovery and cost allocation issues resulting from American Transmission Systems Incorporated s realignment into PJM economic or weather conditions affecting future sales and margins such as a polar vortex or other significant weather events and all associated regulatory events or actions changing energy capacity and commodity market prices including but not limited to coal natural gas and oil and their availability and impact on margins and asset valuations the continued ability of our regulated utilities to recover their costs costs being higher than anticipated and the success of our policies to control costs and to mitigate low energy capacity and market prices other legislative and regulatory changes and revised environmental requirements including but not limited to proposed greenhouse gases emission and water discharge regulations and the effects of the United States Environmental Protection Agency s coal combustion residuals regulations Cross State Air Pollution Rule Mercury and Air Toxics Standards including our estimated costs of compliance and Clean Water Act 316 b water intake regulation the uncertainty of the timing and amounts of the capital expenditures that may arise in connection with any litigation including

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  • Met-Ed Continues Tree Trimming Work to Enhance System Reliability
    segments and to successfully implement our revised sales strategy for the Competitive Energy Services segment the accomplishment of our regulatory and operational goals in connection with our transmission investment plan including but not limited to our pending transmission rate case the proposed transmission asset transfer and the effectiveness of our repositioning strategy to reflect a more regulated business profile changes in assumptions regarding economic conditions within our territories assessment of the reliability of our transmission system or the availability of capital or other resources supporting identified transmission investment opportunities the impact of the regulatory process on the pending matters at the federal level and in the various states in which we do business including but not limited to matters related to rates and the Electric Security Plan IV in Ohio the impact of the federal regulatory process on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission FERC regulated entities and transactions in particular FERC regulation of wholesale energy and capacity markets including PJM Interconnection L L C PJM markets and FERC jurisdictional wholesale transactions FERC regulation of cost of service rates including FERC Opinion No 531 s revised Return on Equity methodology for FERC jurisdictional wholesale generation and transmission utility service and FERC s compliance and enforcement activity including compliance and enforcement activity related to North American Electric Reliability Corporation s mandatory reliability standards the uncertainties of various cost recovery and cost allocation issues resulting from American Transmission Systems Incorporated s realignment into PJM economic or weather conditions affecting future sales and margins such as a polar vortex or other significant weather events and all associated regulatory events or actions changing energy capacity and commodity market prices including but not limited to coal natural gas and oil and their availability and impact on margins and asset valuations the continued ability of our regulated utilities to recover their costs costs being higher than anticipated and the success of our policies to control costs and to mitigate low energy capacity and market prices other legislative and regulatory changes and revised environmental requirements including but not limited to proposed greenhouse gases emission and water discharge regulations and the effects of the United States Environmental Protection Agency s coal combustion residuals regulations Cross State Air Pollution Rule Mercury and Air Toxics Standards including our estimated costs of compliance and Clean Water Act 316 b water intake regulation the uncertainty of the timing and amounts of the capital expenditures that may arise in connection with any litigation including New Source Review litigation or potential regulatory initiatives or rulemakings including that such initiatives or rulemakings could result in our decision to deactivate or idle certain generating units the uncertainties associated with the deactivation of certain older regulated and competitive fossil units including the impact on vendor commitments and the timing thereof as they relate to the reliability of the transmission grid the impact of other future changes to the operational status or availability of our generating units and any capacity penalties associated with outages at a given unit adverse

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