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NextEra Energy Announces Common Stock Offering

                NextEra Energy Announces Common Stock Offering

PR Newswire

JUNO BEACH, Fla., Nov. 18, 2013

JUNO BEACH, Fla., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:
NEE) announced today that it plans to make an offering of 11,100,000 shares of
its common stock in a registered underwritten public offering. Of the shares
being offered, NextEra Energy expects to issue and sell 4,500,000 shares to
the underwriters in the offering, and, subject to certain conditions, the
forward counterparty (as defined below) (or its affiliate) is expected to
borrow, and sell to the underwriters, 6,600,000 shares in connection with the
forward sale agreement described below. NextEra Energy will issue and sell
additional shares to the underwriters to the extent that the forward
counterparty (or its affiliate) does not borrow and sell such number of
shares. Closing of this offering is expected to occur on or about November 22,
2013.

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In connection with the offering, NextEra Energy intends to enter into a
forward sale agreement with a financial institution, referred to in such
capacity as the forward counterparty, pursuant to which NextEra Energy will
agree to issue and sell to the forward counterparty (subject to NextEra
Energy's right to elect net share or cash settlement of such forward sale
agreement) 6,600,000 shares of NextEra Energy's common stock at the price per
share at which the underwriters purchase the shares in the offering, subject
to certain adjustments, upon physical settlement of the forward sale
agreement. Settlement of the forward sale agreement is expected to occur no
later than December 31, 2014.

NextEra Energy will add any net proceeds that it receives from the offering
and any proceeds that it receives upon settlement of the forward sale
agreement to its general funds and expects to use its general funds to fund
investments in energy and power projects, including renewable power projects,
and for other general corporate purposes, including the repayment of a portion
of its subsidiary, NextEra Energy Capital Holdings, Inc.'s, total outstanding
commercial paper obligations.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an
offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of
these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer,
solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification
under the securities law of any such jurisdiction. Each offering may be made
only by means of a prospectus and the related prospectus supplement, copies of
which may be obtained from NextEra Energy, Inc., Investor Relations, telephone
(561) 694-4697.

NextEra Energy, Inc.
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with
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 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.

Cautionary Statements and Risk Factors That May Affect Future Results

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 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
over-the-counter (OTC) financial derivatives and to apply such regulation to
NextEra Energy and FPL; capital expenditures, increased operating costs and
various liabilities attributable to environmental laws, regulations and other
standards 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 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, 2012 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.

Contact: NextEra Energy, Inc., Media Line: (561) 694-4442
 
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