NRG Energy, Inc. Announces Proposed Offering of Senior Notes

PRINCETON, N.J.--()--NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) intends to commence an offering of $700 million in aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2022. The notes will be senior unsecured obligations of NRG and will be guaranteed by certain of its subsidiaries.

NRG intends to use the proceeds from the offering to partially fund the consummation of the Edison Mission Energy (“EME”) acquisition. If the EME acquisition is not consummated, NRG intends to use the proceeds from the offering to repay existing indebtedness and to pay related fees and expenses. All remaining amounts, if any, will be used for general corporate purposes. The offering is not contingent on the concurrent closing of the EME acquisition.

The notes and related guarantees are being offered only to qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or, outside the United States, to persons other than “U.S. persons” in compliance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. The notes and related guarantees have not been registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This notice is issued pursuant to Rule 135c of the Securities Act, and does not constitute an offer to sell the notes, nor a solicitation for an offer to purchase the notes.

NRG Energy, Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, and Houston, Texas, owns and operates one of the country’s largest and most diverse power generation portfolios and serves more than two million retail electricity customers.

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains forward-looking statements that may state NRG’s or its management’s intentions, beliefs, expectations or predictions for the future. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, and typically can be identified by the use of words such as “will,” “expect,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “forecast,” “plan,” “believe” and similar terms. Although NRG believes that its expectations are reasonable, it can give no assurance that these expectations will prove to have been correct, and actual results may vary materially. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated above include, among others, risks and uncertainties related to the capital markets generally and whether NRG will offer the New Notes or consummate the offering, the anticipated terms of the New Notes and the anticipated use of proceeds.

The foregoing review of factors that could cause NRG’s actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in the forward-looking statements included herein should be considered in connection with information regarding risks and uncertainties that may affect NRG’s future results included in NRG’s filings with the SEC at www.sec.gov.

Contacts

NRG Energy, Inc.
Media:
Karen Cleeve, 609-524-4608
or
David Knox, 832-357-5730
or
Investors:
Chad Plotkin, 609-524-4526
or
Daniel Keyes, 609-524-4527

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Contacts

NRG Energy, Inc.
Media:
Karen Cleeve, 609-524-4608
or
David Knox, 832-357-5730
or
Investors:
Chad Plotkin, 609-524-4526
or
Daniel Keyes, 609-524-4527