Calpine Pursuing Potential CCFC Debt Refinancing

  Calpine Pursuing Potential CCFC Debt Refinancing

Business Wire

HOUSTON -- April 22, 2013

Calpine Corporation (NYSE: CPN), the parent company of Calpine Construction
Finance Company, L.P. (CCFC), today announced that CCFC is pursuing a
potential debt refinancing pursuant to which CCFC intends to enter into a new
senior secured term loan in an amount of approximately $1.055 billion. The
proceeds of the refinancing, if effected, are anticipated to be used to redeem
CCFC’s outstanding 8% Senior Secured Notes due in 2016 and related fees and
expenses. The timing, size and terms of any potential refinancing and the use
of proceeds thereof are subject to market and other conditions, and Calpine
Corporation makes no assurance that such actions will take place.

This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of
offers to buy, any security and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or
sale of any security in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or
sale would be unlawful.

About Calpine

Calpine Corporation generates more electricity than any other independent
power producer in America, with a fleet of 93 power plants in operation or
under construction, representing more than 27,000 megawatts of generation
capacity. Serving customers in 20 states and Canada, we specialize in
developing, constructing, owning and operating natural gas-fired and renewable
geothermal power plants that use advanced technologies to generate power in a
low-carbon and environmentally responsible manner. Our clean, efficient,
modern and flexible fleet is uniquely positioned to benefit from the secular
trends affecting our industry, including the abundant and affordable supply of
clean natural gas, stricter environmental regulation, aging power generation
infrastructure and the increasing need for dispatchable power plants to
successfully integrate intermittent renewables into the grid. We focus on
competitive wholesale power markets and advocate for market-driven solutions
that result in nondiscriminatory forward price signals for investors. Please
visit www.calpine.com to learn more about why Calpine is a generation ahead –
today.

Forward-Looking Information

In addition to historical information, this release contains forward-looking
statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as
amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
Words such as “believe,” “intend,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “may,”
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performance and strategic and operational plans, as well as assumptions,
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cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of
future performance and that a number of risks and uncertainties could cause
actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the
forward-looking statements. Please see the risks identified in this release or
in Calpine’s reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, the risk factors
identified in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2012.
These filings are available by visiting the Securities and Exchange
Commission’s website at www.sec.gov or Calpine’s website at www.calpine.com.
Actual results or developments may differ materially from the expectations
expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements, and Calpine undertakes
no obligation to update any such statements.

Contact:

Calpine Corporation
Media Relations:
Norma F. Dunn, 713-830-8883
norma.dunn@calpine.com
or
Investor Relations:
Bryan Kimzey, 713-830-8775
bryan.kimzey@calpine.com