NextEra Energy board declares quarterly dividend

               NextEra Energy board declares quarterly dividend

PR Newswire

JUNO BEACH, Fla., Feb. 14, 2014

JUNO BEACH, Fla., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) today declared a regular quarterly common
stock dividend of 72.5 cents per share. This increase in the dividend is
consistent with the plan announced in 2012 and reiterated 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 in 2012,
the expectation of a shift in NextEra Energy's portfolio mix towards more
regulated and long-term contracted assets. The dividend is payable on March
17, 2014, to shareholders of record on Feb. 28, 2014.

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NextEra Energy, Inc.
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with
consolidated revenues of approximately $15.1 billion, approximately 42,500
megawatts of generating capacity, and approximately 13,900 employees in 26
states and Canada as of year-end 2013. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla.,
NextEra Energy's principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company,
which serves approximately 4.7 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
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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. (together
with its subsidiaries, NextEra Energy) regarding future operating results and
other future events, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain
and outside of NextEra Energy'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
are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause 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 business
operations; inability of NextEra Energy 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; risks of disallowance of
cost recovery 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; impact of new or revised laws, regulations
or interpretations or other regulatory initiatives on NextEra Energy; effect
on NextEra Energy 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; capital expenditures, increased operating costs
and various liabilities attributable to environmental laws, regulations and
other standards applicable to NextEra Energy; effects on NextEra Energy of
federal or state laws or regulations mandating new or additional limits on the
production of greenhouse gas emissions; exposure of NextEra Energy to
significant and increasing compliance costs and substantial monetary penalties
and other sanctions as a result of extensive federal regulation of its
operations; effect on NextEra Energy of changes in tax laws and in judgments
and estimates used to determine tax-related asset and liability amounts;
impact on NextEra Energy of adverse results of litigation; effect on NextEra
Energy 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 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 of a lack of growth or slower growth in the number of customers
or in customer usage; impact on NextEra Energy 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 business or the businesses of third
parties; risk of lack of availability of adequate insurance coverage for
protection of NextEra Energy against significant losses; risk of increased
operating costs resulting from unfavorable supply costs necessary to provide
full energy and capacity requirement services; inability or failure to hedge
effectively 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 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; exposure of NextEra Energy to credit and performance risk from customers,
hedging counterparties and vendors; risks of failure of counterparties to
perform under derivative contracts or of requirement for NextEra Energy to
post margin cash collateral under derivative contracts; failure or breach of
NextEra Energy's information technology systems; risks to NextEra Energy's
retail businesses of compromise of sensitive customer data; risks to NextEra
Energy of volatility in the market values of derivative instruments and
limited liquidity in OTC markets; impact of negative publicity; inability to
maintain, negotiate or renegotiate acceptable franchise agreements; 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 ownership of nuclear generation facilities; liability of
NextEra Energy 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 resulting from orders or new regulations of the Nuclear Regulatory
Commission; inability to operate any owned nuclear generation units through
the end of their respective operating licenses; liability for increased
nuclear licensing or compliance costs resulting from hazards posed to owned
nuclear generation facilities; risks associated with outages of owned nuclear
units; effect of disruptions, uncertainty or volatility in the credit and
capital markets on NextEra Energy's ability to fund its liquidity and capital
needs and meet its growth objectives; inability to maintain current credit
ratings; risk of impairment of 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 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 pay 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 discusses
these and other risks and uncertainties in its annual report on Form 10-K for
the year ended Dec. 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
undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

SOURCE NextEra Energy, Inc.

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