Entergy Charitable Foundation Invests More Than $690,000 in Community Improvements

    Entergy Charitable Foundation Invests More Than $690,000 in Community
                                 Improvements

Grants Support Efforts of More than 60 Nonprofit Organizations

PR Newswire

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 3, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Entergy is bringing the blues to
Arkansas schools, teaching Louisianans how to save energy, and helping create
holiday joy for young Vermonters through the latest round of grants from the
Entergy Charitable Foundation. This is the third and final grant distribution
cycle for the Entergy Charitable Foundation in 2012, bringing the year's total
in grants awarded through the foundation to more than $2,980,000. Including
foundation grants Entergy Corporation's year-to-date charitable contributions
to local nonprofits for 2012 total more than $14 million.

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Among the programs supported in this awards cycle are a Blues-in-Schools
public education program in Helena-West Helena, Ark; an energy efficiency
program called Light up Jefferson Parish in Louisiana; and an environmental
initiative at the New England Wildlife Center in Massachusetts. Also supported
are a holiday meal program in Jackson, Miss.; an arts education initiative of
the South East Texas Arts Council Inc. in Beaumont, Texas; an Adventure in
Reading program in New Orleans, La., and Christmas toys for needy children in
Brattleboro, Vt.

"These grants represent a meaningful way our shareholders give back to Entergy
customers," said Patty Riddlebarger, director, corporate social
responsibility, Entergy Corporation.

Entergy's grants support communities served by Entergy's utilities in the
South as well as those near the company's nuclear plant sites in the Northeast
and Michigan. The Entergy Charitable Foundation is a private, nonprofit
foundation wholly funded by Entergy Corporation shareholders. The goal of the
foundation is to support initiatives that help create and sustain thriving
communities. The foundation has a special focus on low-income initiatives as
well as educational and literacy programs and efforts to protect the
environment. For foundation awards program deadlines and other information or
to access an application from the Entergy Charitable Foundation, visit "Our
Community" at www.entergy.com.

Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in
electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and
operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric
generating capacity, including more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power,
making it one of the nation's leading nuclear generators. Entergy delivers
electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana,
Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $11 billion
and approximately 15,000 employees.

Entergy's online address is www.entergy.com

SOURCE Entergy Corporation

Website: http://www.entergy.com
Contact: Ann Becker, +1-601-497-4979, abecker@entergy.com
 
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