PNM Signs Agreement to Purchase Delta-Person Generating Station

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--()--PNM, a subsidiary of PNM Resources, Inc. (NYSE:PNM), has signed a purchase and sale agreement to purchase the Delta-Person Generating Station, located in southwest Albuquerque.

Delta-Person, a 132-megawatt gas-fired peaking facility, has served PNM jurisdictional needs under a 20-year purchase power agreement since 2000. Under the Purchase and Sale Agreement, PNM will acquire all of the ownership interests in Delta Person Limited Partnership from Delta Person GP, LLC and BHB Power, LLC.

“We are pleased that this acquisition secures a reliable power source that benefits our customers today and for the long-term,” said Pat Collawn, PNM Resources chairman, president and CEO. “Owning Delta-Person gives PNM the ability to control operating costs at the plant and gives us added flexibility to respond to changing system needs.”

PNM's rate base would be increased by the approximately $40 million acquisition price if approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the N.M. Public Regulation Commission. PNM plans to file for the approvals by the end of January. Assuming 2013 mid-year approvals, the acquisition is expected to be accretive and contribute $.01 to ongoing diluted earnings per share in 2013 and $.02 for the full year of 2014. Customer rates are not expected to increase as a result of this acquisition.

Background:

PNM Resources (NYSE: PNM) is an energy holding company based in Albuquerque, N.M., with 2011 consolidated operating revenues of $1.3 billion, excluding First Choice Power. Through its regulated utilities, PNM and TNMP, PNM Resources has approximately 2,550 megawatts of generation capacity and serves electricity to more than 735,000 homes and businesses in New Mexico and Texas. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.PNMResources.com.

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PNM Resources, Inc.
Analysts
Terry Horn, 505-241-2119
or
Media
Valerie Smith, 505-241-2892