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  • FirstEnergy Invested $152 Million in 2014 in Toledo Edison Service Area to Help Enhance Electric System
    Pennsylvania New Jersey West Virginia Maryland and New York Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter FirstEnergyCorp Forward Looking Statements This news release includes forward looking statements based on information currently available to management Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties These statements include declarations regarding management s intents beliefs and current expectations These statements typically contain but are not limited to the terms anticipate potential expect forecast will intend believe 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 in the Competitive Energy Services segment the accomplishment of our regulatory and operational goals in connection with our transmission plan and pending distribution rate cases and the effectiveness of our repositioning strategy the impact of the regulatory process on pending matters in the various states in which we do business including but not limited to matters related to rates and pending rate cases 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 the PJM markets and also 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 NERC s mandatory reliability standards the uncertainties of various cost recovery and cost allocation issues resulting from American Transmission Systems Incorporated s realignment into PJM Interconnection L L C 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 regulatory outcomes associated with storm restoration costs including but not limited to Hurricane Sandy Hurricane Irene and the October snowstorm of 2011 changing energy capacity and commodity market prices including but not limited to coal natural gas and oil and their availability and impact on margins 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 possible greenhouse gases emission water discharge and coal combustion residuals regulations the potential impacts of Cross State Air Pollution Rule and the effects of the United States Environmental Protection Agency s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rules including our

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  • FirstEnergy Invested $263 Million in 2014 in The Illuminating Company Service Area to Enhance Electric System
    reliability and operational excellence Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation s largest investor owned electric systems serving customers in Ohio Pennsylvania New Jersey West Virginia Maryland and New York Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter FirstEnergyCorp Forward Looking Statements This news release includes forward looking statements based on information currently available to management Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties These statements include declarations regarding management s intents beliefs and current expectations These statements typically contain but are not limited to the terms anticipate potential expect forecast will intend believe 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 in the Competitive Energy Services segment the accomplishment of our regulatory and operational goals in connection with our transmission plan and pending distribution rate cases and the effectiveness of our repositioning strategy the impact of the regulatory process on pending matters in the various states in which we do business including but not limited to matters related to rates and pending rate cases 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 the PJM markets and also 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 NERC s mandatory reliability standards the uncertainties of various cost recovery and cost allocation issues resulting from American Transmission Systems Incorporated s realignment into PJM Interconnection L L C 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 regulatory outcomes associated with storm restoration costs including but not limited to Hurricane Sandy Hurricane Irene and the October snowstorm of 2011 changing energy capacity and commodity market prices including but not limited to coal natural gas and oil and their availability and impact on margins 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 possible greenhouse gases emission water discharge and coal combustion residuals regulations the potential impacts of

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  • FirstEnergy Names Strah Senior Vice President, and President, Utilities Business
    our transmission plan and pending distribution rate cases and the effectiveness of our repositioning strategy the impact of the regulatory process on pending matters in the various states in which we do business including but not limited to matters related to rates and pending rate cases 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 the PJM markets and also 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 NERC s mandatory reliability standards the uncertainties of various cost recovery and cost allocation issues resulting from American Transmission Systems Incorporated s realignment into PJM Interconnection L L C 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 regulatory outcomes associated with storm restoration costs including but not limited to Hurricane Sandy Hurricane Irene and the October snowstorm of 2011 changing energy capacity and commodity market prices including but not limited to coal natural gas and oil and their availability and impact on margins 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 possible greenhouse gases emission water discharge and coal combustion residuals regulations the potential impacts of Cross State Air Pollution Rule and the effects of the United States Environmental Protection Agency s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rules including our estimated costs of compliance 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 expenditures 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 among other things Reliability Must Run arrangements and the reliability of the transmission grid the impact of other future changes to the operational status or availability of our generating units 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

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  • FirstEnergy Corp. Declares Unchanged Common Stock Dividend
    activity including compliance and enforcement activity related to NERC s mandatory reliability standards the uncertainties of various cost recovery and cost allocation issues resulting from American Transmission Systems Incorporated s realignment into PJM Interconnection L L C 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 regulatory outcomes associated with storm restoration costs including but not limited to Hurricane Sandy Hurricane Irene and the October snowstorm of 2011 changing energy capacity and commodity market prices including but not limited to coal natural gas and oil and their availability and impact on margins 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 possible greenhouse gases emission water discharge and coal combustion residuals regulations the potential impacts of Cross State Air Pollution Rule and the effects of the United States Environmental Protection Agency s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rules including our estimated costs of compliance 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 expenditures 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 among other things Reliability Must Run arrangements and the reliability of the transmission grid the impact of other future changes to the operational status or availability of our generating units 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 replacement power costs being higher than anticipated or not fully hedged the ability to comply with applicable state and federal reliability standards and energy efficiency and peak demand reduction mandates changes in customers demand for power including but not limited to changes resulting from the implementation of state and federal energy efficiency and peak demand reduction mandates the ability to accomplish or realize anticipated benefits from strategic and financial goals including but not limited to the ability to continue to reduce costs and successfully execute our announced financial plans designed to improve our credit metrics and strengthen our balance sheet through among other actions our previously implemented dividend reduction

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  • Met-Ed Announces Winners of "Merry & Bright" Photo Contest
    for the second consecutive year on the company s Facebook page The grand prize winner is Gary Lerch Jr of Bath Pa who received 837 votes out of more than 1 650 total votes cast on Facebook He will receive a 250 gift card Our Merry Bright Holiday Lights Photo Contest showcases some of the most spectacular holiday scenes in eastern Pennsylvania said Rosemary Spoljarick manager Community Involvement FirstEnergy At the same time the contest is a fun way to raise awareness of Met Ed s social media presence and engage with customers Customers were encouraged to submit photos of their homes outdoor lighting displays on the Met Ed Facebook page during the first several weeks of December Three finalists were selected from all entries and visitors to Met Ed s Facebook page voted to select the winners Lerch and his family have been decorating their home during the holidays for six years and each year the display grows substantially The 2014 display included 30 000 lights synchronized to holiday music Lerch said that it takes about a month and a half to create his outdoor lighting display During the two months the lights are on cars line the street to enjoy the show and the reactions of children who visit make the work particularly gratifying By March I was already thinking of ideas and by June I was constructing new projects This year I am shooting for more than 50 000 lights and some new displays Lerch said We would like to thank Met Ed for selecting our home as a finalist and everyone who voted for us on Facebook First prize winner Ken Lovely of Gilbertsville Pa received 673 votes on Facebook and will be awarded a 100 gift card View the winning photos on the Met Ed

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  • Penelec Announces Winners of "Merry & Bright" Photo Contest
    Technology Customer Tools Penelec ERIE Pa Jan 14 2015 Pennsylvania Electric Company Penelec is pleased to announce the winners of its Merry Bright Holiday Lights Photo Contest a competition conducted for the first time on the company s Facebook page The grand prize winner is Bobbie Green of Altoona Pa who received 387 votes out of more than 1 330 total votes cast on Facebook She will receive a 250 gift card Our Merry Bright Holiday Lights Photo Contest showcases some of the most spectacular holiday scenes in Pennsylvania said Rosemary Spoljarick manager Community Involvement FirstEnergy At the same time the contest is a fun way to raise awareness of Penelec s social media presence and engage with customers Customers were encouraged to submit photos of their homes outdoor lighting displays on the Penelec Facebook page during the first several weeks of December Eight finalists were selected from all entries and visitors to Penelec s Facebook page voted to select the winners Green was inspired to create a large holiday scene by her mother who decorated extensively while she was growing up Green carried on the tradition with 2 500 lights and several blowup decorations including six Santas My mother was unable to decorate this past holiday season I decorated instead so she could still enjoy the lights and decorations Green said I would like to thank Penelec for selecting our home as a finalist and everyone that voted for us on Facebook First prize winner Josh Fosbrink of Johnstown Pa received 343 votes on Facebook and will be awarded a 100 gift card View the winning photos on the Penelec Facebook page or on Flickr Penelec is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp NYSE FE Penelec serves approximately 600 000 customers in 31 Pennsylvania counties Learn more about Penelec at

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  • JCP&L Announces Winners of "Merry & Bright" Photo Contest
    Makowski of Berkeley Township N J who received more than 1 100 votes out of 4 250 total votes cast on Facebook They will receive a 250 Visa gift card Our Merry Bright Holiday Lights Photo Contest showcases some of the most spectacular holiday scenes in Northern and Central New Jersey said Mark Jones vice president External Affairs JCP L At the same time the contest is a fun way to raise awareness of JCP L s social media presence and engage with customers Customers were encouraged to submit photos of their homes outdoor lighting displays on the JCP L Facebook page during the first several weeks of December Ten finalists were selected from all entries and visitors to JCP L s Facebook page voted to select the winners Each year the Makowski family doubles the number of lights in their outdoor display and in 2013 they began synchronizing the lights to music This year their home and yard featured more than 35 000 lights and 70 characters Tom Makowski said his daughter challenges him to build on the display each year and he enjoys delighting and surprising his family by adding new elements every holiday season The family also brightens the holiday for others by collecting food donations from the many visitors who come to admire the scene Growing up my father decorated with a lot of lights so I always planned to do the same when I had my own house We intend to carry on the tradition next year with 70 000 lights and a lot of surprises said Tom Makowski We would like to thank JCP L for selecting our home as a finalist and everyone who voted for us on Facebook First prize winner Brandon Gress of Union Beach N J received 885 votes on

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  • JCP&L Completed More Than 160 Infrastructure Projects in 2014 to Help Enhance Service Reliability
    Middlesex Monmouth Morris Ocean Passaic Somerset Sussex Union and Warren Follow JCP L on Twitter JCP L on Facebook at www facebook com JCPandL or online at www jcp l com FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety reliability and operational excellence Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation s largest investor owned electric systems serving customers in Ohio Pennsylvania New Jersey West Virginia Maryland and New York Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter FirstEnergyCorp Editor s Note Photos of several of the JCP L infrastructure projects that were completed in 2014 are available for download on Flickr Forward Looking Statements This news release includes forward looking statements based on information currently available to management Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties These statements include declarations regarding management s intents beliefs and current expectations These statements typically contain but are not limited to the terms anticipate potential expect forecast will intend believe 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 in the Competitive Energy Services segment the accomplishment of our regulatory and operational goals in connection with our transmission plan and pending distribution rate cases and the effectiveness of our repositioning strategy the impact of the regulatory process on pending matters in the various states in which we do business including but not limited to matters related to rates and pending rate cases 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 the PJM markets and also 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 NERC s mandatory reliability standards the uncertainties of various cost recovery and cost allocation issues resulting from American Transmission Systems Incorporated s realignment into PJM Interconnection L L C 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 regulatory outcomes associated with storm restoration costs including but not limited to Hurricane Sandy Hurricane Irene and the October snowstorm of 2011 changing energy capacity and commodity market prices including but not limited to coal natural gas and oil and their availability and impact on margins

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