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PECO Honored with 2012 Emergency Recovery Award by Edison Electric Institute for Hurricane Sandy Response

  PECO Honored with 2012 Emergency Recovery Award by Edison Electric Institute
  for Hurricane Sandy Response

     Company thanks its employees and contractors for their hard work and

Business Wire

PHILADELPHIA -- January 10, 2013

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) recognized PECO today with the
association’s Emergency Recovery Award for the utility’s exceptional response
efforts in restoring power to more than 850,000 customers following Hurricane
Sandy in October 2012. The award was presented during EEI’s CEO conference in

Hurricane Sandy was the most devastating storm in PECO’s history, causing
severe and widespread damage that resulted in outages for more than half the
company’s electric customers. The 2012 Emergency Recovery Award honors the
efforts of more than 5,000 PECO employees and contractors – from as far away
as Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida and PECO’s sister utilities ComEd in
Chicago, Ill. and BGE in Baltimore, Md. – who worked around the clock to
safely restore service to 99% of all customers within one week. ComEd and BGE
also have been honored with awards for their recovery work during Hurricane

“I would like to thank EEI for acknowledging our efforts through this award,
but most of all I want to thank our tireless crews, contractors, customer
service representatives and every other employee who helped to safely restore
power to our customers,” said PECO President and CEO Craig Adams. “Their hard
work, dedication and commitment to customers are why EEI has recognized PECO
with this award.”

The Emergency Response Award is presented each year to U.S. and foreign-based
member companies to distinguish an outstanding response in restoring
electrical service that has been disrupted by severe weather conditions or
natural events. Winners were chosen by a panel of judges following an
international nomination process.

“PECO was faced with a major restoration effort following Hurricane Sandy,”
said EEI President Tom Kuhn. “Getting the lights back on quickly and safely is
never easy following these natural disasters. It takes strong commitment,
advanced planning, and great execution. PECO responded with all three. They’re
a great example for the nation’s electric power industry. I congratulate

This is the second year in a row that PECO has been recognized by EEI for its
storm response efforts. Last year the company received an Emergency Recovery
Award for its work during Hurricane Irene. Previously, PECO was honored in
1998 when the company won for recovery work following severe thunderstorms.
PECO also received the prestigious EEI Edison Award in 2000 for distinguished
leadership, innovation, and contributing to the advancement of the electric

Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary
of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). PECO serves 1.6 million electric and
494,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania and employs about
2,400 people in the region. PECO delivered 82.1 billion cubic feet of natural
gas and 38.1 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2011. Founded in 1881,
PECO is one of the Greater Philadelphia Region's most active corporate
citizens, providing leadership, volunteer and financial support to numerous
arts and culture, education, environmental, economic development and community
programs and organizations.

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Liz Williamson
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