NextEra Energy Announces Appointment of Kirk S. Hachigian to Board of Directors

    NextEra Energy Announces Appointment of Kirk S. Hachigian to Board of

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JUNO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 18, 2013

JUNO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:
NEE) today announced the appointment of Kirk S. Hachigian to its board of

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"We're extremely pleased to welcome Kirk and his deep knowledge and expertise
to the board of NextEra Energy," said James L. Robo, president and chief
executive officer of NextEra Energy. "Kirk's success in leading a publicly
traded, global enterprise combined with a personal and professional passion
for driving strategic, financial and operating performance improvement adds
measurably to the leadership, governance and financial acumen of NextEra
Energy's board. I look forward to working closely with Kirk as we continue to
play a leading role in the advance of affordable, clean energy solutions for
the benefit of our customers throughout North America."

Hachigian served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Cooper
Industries plc, a global manufacturer of electrical products and tools, until
the company's acquisition by Eaton Corporation in late 2012. He was named
chairman of Cooper Industries in 2006, chief executive officer in 2005 and
president in 2004. Prior to joining Cooper Industries in 2001, Hachigian held
senior-level positions with General Electric Company, including president and
chief executive officer of the Asia Pacific operations unit of GE Lighting, as
well as key management assignments in Singapore, Mexico, Cleveland and General
Electric's corporate headquarters in Connecticut. Hachigian also held general
management as well as sales and marketing positions with Oak Industries and
served as a consultant with Bain & Company.

Hachigian serves on the boards of PACCAR, Inc. and Forethought Financial
Group, Inc., and formerly served on the boards of Cooper Industries and Trane,
Inc. (formerly American Standard Companies, Inc.).

Hachigian earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the
University of California at Berkeley and a master's degree in business
administration from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of

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:,,

SOURCE NextEra Energy, Inc.

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