Fitch Withdraws EME and MWG's Ratings

NEW YORK--()--Fitch Ratings has withdrawn its Issuer Default and securities ratings for Edison Mission Energy (EME) and Midwest Generation LLC (MWG). Fitch is withdrawing the ratings following the Dec. 17, 2012 filing by EME and 16 of its subsidiaries for protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. Fitch downgraded the Issuer Default Ratings of EME and MWG to 'D' on Dec. 21, 2012.

Additional information is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'. The ratings above were solicited by, or on behalf of, the issuer, and therefore, Fitch has been compensated for the provision of the ratings.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

--'Corporate Rating Methodology' (Aug. 8, 2012);

-- Recovery Ratings and Notching Criteria for Non-Financial Corporate Issuers' (Nov. 13, 2012);

--'Parent and Subsidiary Rating Linkage' (Aug. 8, 2012).

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

Corporate Rating Methodology

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=684460

Recovery Ratings and Notching Criteria for Non-Financial Corporate Issuers

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=693773

Parent and Subsidiary Rating Linkage

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=685552

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Contacts

Fitch Ratings
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Philip W. Smyth, CFA, +1-212-908-0531
Senior Director
Fitch, Inc.
One State Street Plaza
New York, NY 10004
or
Secondary Analyst
Glen Grabelsky, +1-212-908-0577
Managing Director
or
Committee Chairperson
James Rizzo, +1-212-908-0548
Senior Director
or
Media Relations
Brian Bertsch, +1-212-908-0549 (New York)
brian.bertsch@fitchratings.com

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Contacts

Fitch Ratings
Primary Analyst
Philip W. Smyth, CFA, +1-212-908-0531
Senior Director
Fitch, Inc.
One State Street Plaza
New York, NY 10004
or
Secondary Analyst
Glen Grabelsky, +1-212-908-0577
Managing Director
or
Committee Chairperson
James Rizzo, +1-212-908-0548
Senior Director
or
Media Relations
Brian Bertsch, +1-212-908-0549 (New York)
brian.bertsch@fitchratings.com