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  • FirstEnergy's Utilities Remind Customers about Programs to Assist with Winter Heating Bills Due to Extreme Cold
    to Extreme Cold Payment Plans Budget Billing Other Services Available to Customers with Higher Seasonal Bills Topics Mon Power JCP L Penn Power West Penn Power Illuminating Co Penelec Ohio Edison Potomac Edison Customer Service Toledo Edison Met Ed AKRON Ohio Feb 4 2014 Payment plans budget billing options and other services are available to customers of FirstEnergy s NYSE FE utilities who may need assistance with winter electric bills due to recent extreme weather across the companies service areas Programs available and qualifications to participate differ by utility company service area so customers in need of assistance are urged to visit https www firstenergycorp com billassist and select their utility company to review plans and services available to them If you re having difficulty making ends meet because of the cold weather please contact us said Ron Green vice president of customer service for FirstEnergy We will try to work with you to find a solution FirstEnergy s utility company customer service numbers are Utility Company Contact Number TTY TTD Ohio Edison 1 800 633 4766 Call Ohio Relay Services The Illuminating Company 1 800 589 3101 Call Ohio Relay Services Toledo Edison 1 800 447 3333 Call Ohio Relay Services Met Ed 1 800 545 7741 1 800 522 2376 Penelec 1 800 545 7741 1 800 522 2376 Penn Power 1 800 720 3600 PA Relay Service 1 800 654 5984 West Penn Power 1 800 686 0021 1 800 955 9445 Jersey Central Power Light 1 800 662 3115 1 800 221 0479 Mon Power 1 800 686 0022 1 800 955 9445 Potomac Edison 1 800 686 0011 1 800 955 9445 FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety reliability and operational excellence Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation

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  • FirstEnergy Utilities Prepared for Severe Winter Weather
    to the areas that could get hit the hardest said Steven E Strah vice president Distribution Support FirstEnergy The ultimate goal of our pre planning efforts is to speed the restoration process and minimize any inconvenience our customers experience due to the weather Customers who are without power are encouraged to call 1 888 LIGHTSS 1 888 544 4877 to report their outage or click the Report Outage link on www firstenergycorp com In the event of severe weather customers should immediately report downed wires to their utility or their local police or fire department Customers should never go near a downed power line even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity FirstEnergy customers also can utilize a new free smartphone app to report outages and access important information and services related to their electric accounts The app is available for Apple iPhone and Android smartphones Customers can use the keyword FirstEnergy to locate the apps in the online store In addition customers can use FirstEnergy s text messaging service to report outages and receive updates on reported outages Text REG to 544487 LIGHTS to get started For updated information on the company s current outages FirstEnergy s storm restoration process and tips for staying safe visit the 24 7 Power Center at www firstenergycorp com outages Customers are encouraged to prepare for the possibility of outages caused by winter storms Keep a flashlight and extra batteries handy Use care when burning candles open flames are a fire hazard Gather extra blankets or a sleeping bag for each person Do not use gas stoves kerosene heaters or other open flame heat sources to prevent deadly carbon monoxide gas from building up in your home If you have a water well and pump keep an emergency supply of bottled

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  • Penelec Preparing for Winter Weather Conditions
    weather forecasts Penelec has implemented the company s storm preparation process including staffing additional dispatchers and analysts at the regional dispatch office and making arrangements to bring in additional line substation and forestry personnel as required based on the severity of the weather In addition contractors have been notified they could be required to assist with storm restoration efforts over the next several days Penelec personnel stand ready to safely restore service to our customers who could be affected by the severe weather expected to impact the region this week said Scott Wyman regional president Penelec We also have the ability to bring in personnel from other FirstEnergy utilities along with contractor crews to assist with the restoration process if needed Customers who are without power are encouraged to call 1 888 LIGHTSS 1 888 544 4877 to report their outage or click the Report Outage link on www firstenergycorp com via smartphone In the event of severe weather customers should immediately report downed wires to Penelec or their local police or fire department Customers should never go near a downed power line even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity Penelec customers also can utilize a new free smartphone app to report outages and access important information and services related to their electric accounts The app is available for Apple iPhone and Android smartphones Customers can use the keyword FirstEnergy to locate the apps in the online store In addition customers can use FirstEnergy s text messaging service to report outages and receive updates on reported outages Text REG to 544487 LIGHTS to get started For updated information on the company s current outages FirstEnergy s storm restoration process and tips for staying safe visit the 24 7 Power Center at www firstenergycorp com outages Penelec customers

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  • Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station Begins Refueling and Maintenance Outage
    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 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 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 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 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 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

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  • FirstEnergy Utilities Offer Cold Weather Tips as Second Major Cold Front Hits Region
    a fireplace or wood burning stove Never use a gas stove charcoal grill or lantern intended for outdoor use inside your home as it could lead to a build up of deadly carbon monoxide gas Exercise caution with space heaters Only use heaters designed for indoor use and keep all heat sources at least three feet away from curtains carpet or furniture that could catch on fire Maintain a three day supply of water and non perishable food Convenience foods that do not require cooking are good to have on hand Avoid frozen pipes by opening faucets and maintaining a constant drip or wrap pipes in insulation or layers of newspapers Use care when burning candles especially around children or pets open flames are a dangerous fire hazard Charge electronic devices such as cell phones laptops and tablet computers Keep a flashlight portable radio and extra batteries handy in the event a power interruption occurs Never use a portable generator inside the house or a closed garage in the event of a power outage Ensure the proper generator is selected and installed by a qualified electrician When operating a generator the power coming into the home should always be disconnected Otherwise power from the generator could be sent back onto the utility lines creating a hazardous situation for utility workers If an outage occurs as a result of the severe weather customers should call 1 888 LIGHTSS 1 888 544 4877 to report their outage or click the Report Outage link on www firstenergycorp com via smartphone In the event of severe weather customers should immediately report downed wires to their utility or their local police or fire department Customers should never go near a downed power line even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity For updated

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  • Davis-Besse Steam Generator Replacement Outage to Bring $108 Million to Ottawa County Area Economy
    Nuclear Operating Company FENOC a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp NYSE FE produces 900 megawatts of carbon free electricity with no greenhouse gases or air pollutants Davis Besse provides more than 700 full time rewarding jobs during normal operations The plant also contributes more than 13 million each year in local and state taxes FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company headquartered in Akron Ohio Its FENOC subsidiary also operates the Beaver Valley Power Station in Shippingport Pennsylvania and the Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Perry Ohio 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 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 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 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 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 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

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  • IBEW Local 777 Ratifies Three-Year Contract with Met-Ed
    industry in general and the retail sales market in particular 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 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 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 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 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 successful implementation of

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  • FirstEnergy Utilities Are Prepared for Snow and Extreme Cold
    of the weather forecasts for New Jersey which include the possibility of up to a foot of snow and a minus 10 degree wind chill factor in some areas Jersey Central Power Light JCP L has begun implementing the company s storm preparation process including staffing additional dispatchers and analysts at regional dispatch offices placing additional line personnel on standby and bringing in additional forestry crews In addition contractors have been notified they could be required to assist with storm restoration efforts over the next several days For FirstEnergy s utilities in Pennsylvania Maryland and West Virginia personnel remain on standby and will be dispatched quickly to handle any service interruptions caused by snow accumulations frigid temperatures or high winds These utilities include Pennsylvania Electric Company Metropolitan Edison West Penn Power Potomac Edison and Mon Power If an outage occurs as a result of the severe weather FirstEnergy utility customers should call 1 888 LIGHTSS 1 888 544 4877 to report their outage or click the Report Outage link on www firstenergycorp com via smartphone Customers should immediately report downed wires to their utility or their local police or fire department Customers should never go near a downed power line even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity For updated information on the company s current outages FirstEnergy s storm restoration process and tips for staying safe visit the 24 7 Power Center at www firstenergycorp com outages Customers can subscribe to receive text message alert notifications that contain information about weather conditions that may impact electrical service or updates on reported outages by texting REG to 544487 LIGHTS Text messaging may also be used to report outages request updates on restoration efforts and make other inquiries about customer electric accounts FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company dedicated

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