FirstEnergy Foundation and Toledo Edison Employees Donate Nearly $300,000 to United Way of Greater Toledo

 FirstEnergy Foundation and Toledo Edison Employees Donate Nearly $300,000 to
                         United Way of Greater Toledo

PR Newswire

TOLEDO, Ohio, June 17, 2013

TOLEDO, Ohio, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Toledo Edison employees and the
FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) Foundation have pledged almost $300,000 to the United
Way of Greater Toledo to support its 2012 – 2013 annual campaign. A check for
$95,000 for the first installment of the Foundation pledge was presented to
the United Way June 13.

"Toledo Edison employees, the FirstEnergy Foundation and The United Way of
Greater Toledo share the goal of improving the vitality of our community,"
said Linda Moss, regional president of Toledo Edison. "We're proud to
continue our strong support for the United Way and the essential work of its
agencies in northwest Ohio."

FirstEnergy's foundation and employees have a strong tradition of giving
generously to the United Way across the company's six-state service area,
providing more than $4 million to support the 2012 – 2013 campaign.

"Companies like Toledo Edison, along with its generous employees, have deep
roots in the community, which makes our ongoing work possible," said Karen
Mathison, president and CEO of the United Way of Greater Toledo. "When
combined with the generous support of the FirstEnergy Foundation, our agencies
can meet even more needs in the community."

The FirstEnergy Foundation is funded solely by Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp.
and provides support to non-profit, tax-exempt health and human services
agencies; educational organizations; cultural and arts programs and
institutions; and civic groups in areas served by FirstEnergy's ten electric
operating companies – including Toledo Edison – and in areas where the company
has facilities.

Toledo Edison serves about 310,000 customers in northwest Ohio. Follow Toledo
Edison on Twitter @ToledoEdison.

FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability
and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of
the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in
Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. Its
generation subsidiaries control more than 20,000 megawatts of capacity from a
diversified mix of scrubbed coal, non-emitting nuclear, natural gas, hydro,
pumped-storage hydro and other renewables. Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter

SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.

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