NRG Raises $438,000 For Sandy Relief Organizations

  NRG Raises $438,000 For Sandy Relief Organizations

  Triple-match of employee donations benefits American Red Cross, Americares

Business Wire

PRINCETON, N.J. -- February 5, 2013

Employees at NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) donated funds that NRG
triple-matched for a total of $438,000 to benefit the American Red Cross and
Americares, two organizations helping people recover from storm devastation
caused by Sandy. This is NRG’s single largest charitable campaign ever through
NRG Global Giving, the company’s employee-led corporate responsibility
program.

“This latest fundraising effort by NRG employees reflects our tradition of
generosity and deep compassion for those in dire need,” said David Crane, NRG
President and CEO. “With donations coming in from every region of the country,
including those from new employees joining us due to our recent merger and
with our corporate triple-match of three dollars for every employee dollar
given, we are able to make a record contribution to help those affected by
Sandy.”

In addition to raising money, about 50 employees volunteered to participate in
an all-day effort organized by NRG in December to assist in clean-up and
recovery efforts in storm-stricken areas. NRG also organized a drive to
collect emergency relief goods and supplies, partnering with its vendors and
gathering employee donations of water, food, clothing and comfort supplies.

The recipients of the donations — American Red Cross and Americares — are
organizations on the front lines helping people with emergency assistance.
These groups also are dispersing needed funds to smaller, location-specific
groups in areas that saw the most devastation.

In the past, NRG employees have raised donations for those affected by
disasters around the world, such as the Japanese tsunami in 2011, the Haiti
earthquake and flooding in Queensland in 2010, the San Diego wildfires in 2007
and Hurricane Katrina relief in 2005. Since the program’s inception in 2004,
NRG has given more than $15 million in contributions and grants — plus
countless thousands of volunteer hours of service — to non-profit
organizations that benefit local communities and help those affected by
disasters around the world.

About NRG

NRG is at the forefront of changing how people think about and use energy. We
deliver cleaner and smarter energy choices for our customers, backed by the
nation’s largest independent power generation portfolio of fossil fuel,
nuclear, solar and wind facilities. A Fortune 300 company, NRG is challenging
the U.S. energy industry by becoming the largest developer of solar power,
building the first privately-funded electric vehicle charging infrastructure,
and providing customers with the most advanced smart energy solutions to
better manage their energy use. In addition to 47,000 megawatts of generation
capacity, enough to supply nearly 40 million homes, our retail electricity
providers – Reliant, Green Mountain Energy and Energy Plus – serve more than
two million customers. More information is available at www.nrgenergy.com.
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Contact:

NRG Energy, Inc.
Media:
Lori Neuman, 609.524.4525
David Knox, 713.795.6106
 
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