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NRG Closes on Sale of its South Central Business

PRINCETON, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) has closed on the previously announced sale
of NRG South Central Generating LLC (South Central) to Cleco Corporate
Holdings LLC (Cleco) for $1 billion in cash, prior to adjustments
pursuant to the terms of the Purchase and Sale Agreement entered into on
February 7, 2018.

“The closing of the South Central transaction marks the achievement of
yet another fundamental milestone in our transformation,” said Mauricio
Gutierrez, President and Chief Executive Officer, NRG. “With the
majority of our asset sales program complete, we continue to focus on
capital allocation, cost excellence and margin enhancement across our
businesses.”

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At NRG, we’re redefining power by putting customers at the center of
everything we do. We create value by generating electricity and serving
nearly 3 million residential and commercial customers through our
portfolio of retail electricity brands. A Fortune 500 company, NRG
delivers customer-focused solutions for managing electricity, while
enhancing energy choice and working towards a sustainable energy future.
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