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NextEra Energy board declares quarterly dividend



               NextEra Energy board declares quarterly dividend

PR Newswire

JUNO BEACH, Fla., Feb. 15, 2013

JUNO BEACH, Fla., Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) today declared a regular quarterly common
stock dividend of 66 cents per share. The dividend is consistent with the plan
announced last year of targeting a 55 percent payout ratio, expressed relative
to adjusted earnings, in 2014. This plan is based on, among other
considerations described last year, the expectation of a continuing shift in
NextEra Energy's portfolio mix towards more regulated and long-term contracted
assets. The dividend is payable on March 15, 2013, to shareholders of record
on March 1, 2013.

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NextEra Energy, Inc.
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with
consolidated revenues of approximately $14.3 billion, more than 42,000
megawatts of generating capacity, and nearly 15,000 employees in 26 states and
Canada as of year-end 2012. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla., NextEra
Energy's principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which
serves approximately 4.6 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of
the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the United States, and
NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which together with its affiliated entities is
the largest generator in North America of renewable energy from the wind and
sun. Through its subsidiaries, NextEra Energy generates clean, emissions-free
electricity from eight commercial nuclear power units in Florida, New
Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin. For more information about NextEra Energy
companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com,
www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of
the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995. Forward-looking statements are not statements of historical facts, but
instead represent the current expectations of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NextEra
Energy) and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) regarding future operating
results and other future events, many of which, by their nature, are
inherently uncertain and outside of NextEra Energy's and FPL's control. 
Forward-looking statements in this news release include, among others,
statements concerning adjusted earnings per share expectations and future
operating performance.  In some cases, you can identify the forward-looking
statements by words or phrases such as "will," "will likely result," "expect,"
"anticipate," "believe," "intend," "plan," "seek," "aim," "potential,"
"projection," "forecast," "predict," "goals," "target," "outlook," "should,"
"would" or similar words or expressions. You should not place undue reliance
on these forward-looking statements, which are not a guarantee of future
performance. The future results of NextEra Energy and FPL are subject to risks
and uncertainties that could cause their actual results to differ materially
from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. These risks
and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: effects of
extensive regulation of NextEra Energy's and FPL's business operations;
inability of NextEra Energy and FPL to recover in a timely manner any
significant amount of costs, a return on certain assets or an appropriate
return on capital through base rates, cost recovery clauses, other regulatory
mechanisms or otherwise; impact of political, regulatory and economic factors
on regulatory decisions important to NextEra Energy and FPL; risks of
disallowance of cost recovery by FPL based on a finding of imprudent use of
derivative instruments; effect of any reductions to or elimination of
governmental incentives that support renewable energy projects of NextEra
Energy Resources, LLC and its affiliated entities (NextEra Energy Resources);
impact of new or revised laws, regulations or interpretations or other
regulatory initiatives on NextEra Energy and FPL; effect on NextEra Energy and
FPL of potential regulatory action to broaden the scope of regulation of OTC
financial derivatives and to apply such regulation to NextEra Energy and FPL;
capital expenditures, increased cost of operations and exposure to liabilities
attributable to environmental laws and regulations applicable to NextEra
Energy and FPL; effects on NextEra Energy and FPL of federal or state laws or
regulations mandating new or additional limits on the production of greenhouse
gas emissions; exposure of NextEra Energy and FPL to significant and
increasing compliance costs and substantial monetary penalties and other
sanctions as a result of extensive federal regulation of their operations;
effect on NextEra Energy and FPL of changes in tax laws and in judgments and
estimates used to determine tax-related asset and liability amounts; impact on
NextEra Energy and FPL of adverse results of litigation; effect on NextEra
Energy and FPL of failure to proceed with projects under development or
inability to complete the construction of (or capital improvements to)
electric generation, transmission and distribution facilities, gas
infrastructure facilities or other facilities on schedule or within budget;
impact on development and operating activities of NextEra Energy and FPL
resulting from risks related to project siting, financing, construction,
permitting, governmental approvals and the negotiation of project development
agreements; risks involved in the operation and maintenance of electric
generation, transmission and distribution facilities, gas infrastructure
facilities and other facilities; effect on NextEra Energy and FPL of a lack of
growth or slower growth in the number of customers or in customer usage;
impact on NextEra Energy and FPL of severe weather and other weather
conditions; risks associated with threats of terrorism and catastrophic events
that could result from terrorism, cyber attacks or other attempts to disrupt
NextEra Energy's and FPL's business or the businesses of third parties; risk
of lack of availability of adequate insurance coverage for protection of
NextEra Energy and FPL against significant losses; risk to NextEra Energy
Resources of increased operating costs resulting from unfavorable supply costs
necessary to provide NextEra Energy Resources' full energy and capacity
requirement services; inability or failure by NextEra Energy Resources to
hedge effectively its assets or positions against changes in commodity prices,
volumes, interest rates, counterparty credit risk or other risk measures;
potential volatility of NextEra Energy's results of operations caused by sales
of power on the spot market or on a short-term contractual basis; effect of
reductions in the liquidity of energy markets on NextEra Energy's ability to
manage operational risks; effectiveness of NextEra Energy's and FPL's hedging
and trading procedures and associated risk management tools to protect against
significant losses; impact of unavailability or disruption of power
transmission or commodity transportation facilities on sale and delivery of
power or natural gas by FPL and NextEra Energy Resources; exposure of NextEra
Energy and FPL to credit and performance risk from customers, hedging
counterparties and vendors; risks to NextEra Energy and FPL of failure of
counterparties to perform under derivative contracts or of requirement for
NextEra Energy and FPL to post margin cash collateral under derivative
contracts; failure or breach of NextEra Energy's and FPL's information
technology systems; risks to NextEra Energy and FPL's retail businesses of
compromise of sensitive customer data; risks to NextEra Energy and FPL of
volatility in the market values of derivative instruments and limited
liquidity in OTC markets; impact of negative publicity; inability of NextEra
Energy and FPL to maintain, negotiate or renegotiate acceptable franchise
agreements with municipalities and counties in Florida; increasing costs of
health care plans; lack of a qualified workforce or the loss or retirement of
key employees; occurrence of work strikes or stoppages and increasing
personnel costs; NextEra Energy's ability to successfully identify, complete
and integrate acquisitions; environmental, health and financial risks
associated with NextEra Energy's and FPL's ownership of nuclear generation
facilities; liability of NextEra Energy and FPL for significant retrospective
assessments and/or retrospective insurance premiums in the event of an
incident at certain nuclear generation facilities; increased operating and
capital expenditures at nuclear generation facilities of NextEra Energy or FPL
resulting from orders or new regulations of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission;
inability to operate any of NextEra Energy Resources' or FPL's owned nuclear
generation units through the end of their respective operating licenses;
liability of NextEra Energy and FPL for increased nuclear licensing or
compliance costs resulting from hazards posed to their owned nuclear
generation facilities; risks associated with outages of NextEra Energy's and
FPL's owned nuclear units; effect of disruptions, uncertainty or volatility in
the credit and capital markets on NextEra Energy's and FPL's ability to fund
their liquidity and capital needs and meet their growth objectives; inability
of NextEra Energy, FPL and NextEra Energy Capital Holdings, Inc. to maintain
their current credit ratings; risk of impairment of NextEra Energy's and FPL's
liquidity from inability of creditors to fund their credit commitments or to
maintain their current credit ratings; poor market performance and other
economic factors that could affect NextEra Energy's and FPL's defined benefit
pension plan's funded status; poor market performance and other risks to the
asset values of NextEra Energy's and FPL's nuclear decommissioning funds;
changes in market value and other risks to certain of NextEra Energy's
investments; effect of inability of NextEra Energy subsidiaries to upstream
dividends or repay funds to NextEra Energy or of NextEra Energy's performance
under guarantees of subsidiary obligations on NextEra Energy's ability to meet
its financial obligations and to pay dividends on its common stock; and effect
of disruptions, uncertainty or volatility in the credit and capital markets of
the market price of NextEra Energy's common stock. NextEra Energy and FPL
discuss these and other risks and uncertainties in their annual report on Form
10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and other SEC filings, and this news
release should be read in conjunction with such SEC filings made through the
date of this news release. The forward-looking statements made in this news
release are made only as of the date of this news release and NextEra Energy
and FPL undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

 

SOURCE NextEra Energy, Inc.

Website: http://www.nexteraenergy.com
Contact: NextEra Energy, Inc. Media Line, +1-305-552-3888
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