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  • Ohio Edison and Penn Power Conduct Storm Restoration Drill to Help Employees Prepare for Real-Life Events
    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 continue to successfully implement our direct retail sales strategy in the Competitive Energy Services segment the accomplishment of our regulatory and operational goals in connection with our transmission plan and planned distribution rate cases and the effectiveness of our repositioning strategy the impact of the regulatory process on the pending matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and in the various states in which we do business including but not limited to matters related to rates and pending rate cases or the West Virginia Citizen Action Group s pending appeal of the Generation Resource Transaction the uncertainties of various cost recovery and cost allocation issues resulting from American Transmission Systems Incorporated s realignment into PJM Interconnection LLC economic or weather conditions affecting future sales and margins such as the polar vortex or other significant weather events regulatory outcomes associated with storm restoration 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 availability and their impact on retail 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 possible greenhouse gas emission water discharge water intake and coal combustion residual regulations the potential impacts of Cross State Air Pollution Rule Clean Air Interstate Rule CAIR and or any laws rules or regulations that ultimately replace CAIR 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 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 and steam generator replacement at Davis Besse the impact of future changes to the operational status or availability of our generating units the risks and uncertainties associated with litigation arbitration mediation and like

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  • Mon Power and Potomac Edison Announce New Tree Trimming Program
    implied by such forward looking statements Actual results may differ materially due to 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 continue to successfully implement our direct retail sales strategy in the Competitive Energy Services segment the accomplishment of our regulatory and operational goals in connection with our transmission plan and planned distribution rate cases and the effectiveness of our repositioning strategy the impact of the regulatory process on the pending matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and in the various states in which we do business including but not limited to matters related to rates and pending rate cases or the West Virginia Citizen Action Group s pending appeal of the Generation Resource Transaction the uncertainties of various cost recovery and cost allocation issues resulting from American Transmission Systems Incorporated s realignment into PJM Interconnection LLC economic or weather conditions affecting future sales and margins such as the polar vortex or other significant weather events regulatory outcomes associated with storm restoration 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 availability and their impact on retail 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 possible greenhouse gas emission water discharge water intake and coal combustion residual regulations the potential impacts of Cross State Air Pollution Rule Clean Air Interstate Rule CAIR and or any laws rules or regulations that ultimately replace CAIR 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 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 and steam generator replacement at Davis Besse the impact of future changes to the operational status

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/mon-power-and-potomac-edison-announce-new-tree-trimming-program.html (2016-02-13)
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  • FirstEnergy Honored by Industry Group for Outstanding Commercial Account Customer Service
    News Releases FirstEnergy Honored by In FirstEnergy Honored by Industry Group for Outstanding Commercial Account Customer Service Topics FirstEnergy Corp Customer Service Awards AKRON Ohio April 17 2014 FirstEnergy Corp NYSE FE was honored recently by the Edison Electric Institute EEI for delivering outstanding customer service to the company s major commercial customers The award was presented during EEI s spring National Key Accounts Workshop held in Lake Buena Vista Florida Votes were cast by customers from a wide variety of businesses including national brands such as Best Buy HealthSouth Staples Marriott Hotels The Limited and Wal Mart We are pleased the exceptional service we provide to our national accounts has been recognized by our customers and the industry said Scott Wickert director of national accounts and customer support National accounts represent an important part of the economy and of our customer base This recognition proves our work to maintain our relationships with these customers continues to be very effective The Award for Outstanding National Key Accounts Customer Service were established by the Customer Advisory Group CAG a group of 25 national chain customers that provide feedback guidance and support to EEI s National Key Accounts program EEI s National Key Accounts is a customer oriented program where leading multi site customers and electric utility account representatives collaborate to develop efficient energy management strategies that can be integrated into facilities nationwide 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 Its generation subsidiaries currently control nearly 18 000 megawatts of capacity from a diversified mix of scrubbed coal non emitting nuclear natural gas hydro and other renewables

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  • FirstEnergy Receives Tree Care Award from National Arbor Day Foundation for 16th Consecutive Year
    10 utility companies have been recognized as a Tree Line USA utility for the sixteenth straight year by the National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters The award recognizes investor owned and public utility companies electric gas and water that promote the dual goals of dependable utility service and healthy trees along America s streets and highways Award winning companies demonstrate excellence in tree care training and public education Receiving this award never gets old because it recognizes the balance we strike between reliable service for our customers and having healthy abundant trees said Steven E Strah vice president Distribution Support FirstEnergy Our employees and contractors work hard to learn and use proper utility tree care techniques while maintaining the beauty of the communities we serve FirstEnergy s tree care program combines the best practices of certified arborists and foresters to keep vegetation away from power lines and other electric equipment which helps reduce the number and severity of service interruptions Trees are a critical part of landscapes all across the United States said John Rosenow founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation Service providers like FirstEnergy s 10 utility companies show that taking care of urban trees is good for business for customers and for the community To achieve the Tree Line USA designation companies must meet five program standards follow industry criteria for quality tree care provide annual training for employees in best tree care practices sponsor tree planting and public education programs on appropriate plantings maintain a tree based energy conservation program and participate in Arbor Day events In addition to enhancing service reliability and natural beauty FirstEnergy s investment in tree trimming programs also is designed to help ensure the public safety and the safety of utility line

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/firstenergy-receives-tree-care-award-from-national-arbor-day-fou0.html (2016-02-13)
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  • FirstEnergy Announces $50,000 Scholarship Donation to Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges
    FirstEnergy Corp Education FirstEnergy Foundation FirstEnergy Solutions AKRON Ohio April 16 2014 FirstEnergy President and Chief Executive Officer Anthony J Alexander announced today during a speech to the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges OFIC that the company will donate 50 000 to provide scholarships to deserving students attending member institutions Based in Columbus Ohio OFIC includes 34 member institutions representing nearly 100 000 students For more than 60 years the organization has been America s premier state foundation dedicated to supporting independent colleges and universities through educational programs scholarships and collaborative efforts In his speech today before OFIC s Board of Trustees Alexander recognized the organization s role in preparing students for challenging jobs in industries such as electricity generation and distribution Supporting OFIC s educational mission is an investment in the future of FirstEnergy and the communities we serve because we ll continue to need the best and brightest graduates to meet the service requirements of our customers in the years ahead Alexander said Since 1987 FirstEnergy companies have provided OFIC with more than 1 million in support including the 2014 Annual Campaign donation of 30 000 from the FirstEnergy Foundation and 20 000 from FirstEnergy Solutions 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 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 Its generation subsidiaries currently control nearly 18

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/firstenergy-announces--50-000-scholarship-donation-to-ohio-found.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Jersey Central Power & Light Hires New Meter Readers to Help Improve Customer Service
    sales strategy in the Competitive Energy Services segment the accomplishment of our regulatory and operational goals in connection with our transmission plan and planned distribution rate cases and the effectiveness of our repositioning strategy the impact of the regulatory process on the pending matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and in the various states in which we do business including but not limited to matters related to rates and pending rate cases or the West Virginia Citizen Action Group s pending appeal of the Generation Resource Transaction the uncertainties of various cost recovery and cost allocation issues resulting from American Transmission Systems Incorporated s realignment into PJM Interconnection LLC economic or weather conditions affecting future sales and margins such as the polar vortex or other significant weather events regulatory outcomes associated with storm restoration 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 availability and their impact on retail 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 possible greenhouse gas emission water discharge water intake and coal combustion residual regulations the potential impacts of Cross State Air Pollution Rule Clean Air Interstate Rule CAIR and or any laws rules or regulations that ultimately replace CAIR 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 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 and steam generator replacement at Davis Besse the impact of future changes to the operational status or availability of our generating units 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

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/jersey-central-power---light-hires-new-meter-readers-to-help-imp.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Potomac Edison Rebuilds Major 500 Kilovolt Line in Frederick County, Maryland
    looking statements Actual results may differ materially due to 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 continue to successfully implement our direct retail sales strategy in the Competitive Energy Services segment the accomplishment of our regulatory and operational goals in connection with our transmission plan and planned distribution rate cases and the effectiveness of our repositioning strategy the impact of the regulatory process on the pending matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and in the various states in which we do business including but not limited to matters related to rates and pending rate cases or the West Virginia Citizen Action Group s pending appeal of the Generation Resource Transaction the uncertainties of various cost recovery and cost allocation issues resulting from American Transmission Systems Incorporated s realignment into PJM Interconnection LLC economic or weather conditions affecting future sales and margins such as the polar vortex or other significant weather events regulatory outcomes associated with storm restoration 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 availability and their impact on retail 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 possible greenhouse gas emission water discharge water intake and coal combustion residual regulations the potential impacts of Cross State Air Pollution Rule Clean Air Interstate Rule CAIR and or any laws rules or regulations that ultimately replace CAIR 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 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 and steam generator replacement at Davis Besse the impact of future changes to the operational status or availability of our

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/potomac-edison-rebuilds-major-500-kilovolt-line-in-frederick-cou.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Met-Ed Continues Tree Trimming Work to Enhance System Reliability
    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 continue to successfully implement our direct retail sales strategy in the Competitive Energy Services segment the accomplishment of our regulatory and operational goals in connection with our transmission plan and planned distribution rate cases and the effectiveness of our repositioning strategy the impact of the regulatory process on the pending matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and in the various states in which we do business including but not limited to matters related to rates and pending rate cases or the West Virginia Citizen Action Group s pending appeal of the Generation Resource Transaction the uncertainties of various cost recovery and cost allocation issues resulting from American Transmission Systems Incorporated s realignment into PJM Interconnection LLC economic or weather conditions affecting future sales and margins such as the polar vortex or other significant weather events regulatory outcomes associated with storm restoration 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 availability and their impact on retail 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 possible greenhouse gas emission water discharge water intake and coal combustion residual regulations the potential impacts of Cross State Air Pollution Rule Clean Air Interstate Rule CAIR and or any laws rules or regulations that ultimately replace CAIR 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 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 and steam generator replacement at Davis Besse the impact of future changes to the operational status or availability of our generating units the risks and uncertainties associated with litigation arbitration mediation and

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