CNA: Centrica PLC: Centrica plc welcomes nuclear power station life extensions announcement

  CNA: Centrica PLC: Centrica plc welcomes nuclear power station life
  extensions announcement

UK Regulatory Announcement

LONDON

   Centrica plc welcomes nuclear power station life extensions announcement

Centrica plc welcomes the announcement issued today by EDF Energy regarding
the plant life extensions of Hinkley Point B and Hunterston B power stations,
extending the life of these stations by seven years from 2016 to 2023. This
follows completion of the necessary technical, safety and economic evaluation
and receipt of the relevant external consents.

ENDS

Notes to Editors:

1) Centrica plc owns a 20% equity stake in Lake Acquisitions Limited with EDF
Energy (80%) which operates eight nuclear power stations in the UK. In
addition, Centrica also has a 20% option in respect to the new nuclear build
project with EDF Energy.

2) In December 2010 life extensions were announced for Hartlepool and Heysham
1 nuclear power stations extending the life of these stations until 2019.

Contacts

Centrica Investor Relations: 01753 494 900

Centrica Energy Media Relations 01753 494086

Contact:

Centrica PLC
 
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