Exelon Names Finance Executives for Combined Exelon-Constellation
Exelon today announced the Finance executives reporting to Jonathan W. (Jack) Thayer, who has previously been named executive vice president and chief financial officer of the combined company, upon close of Exelon’s planned merger with Constellation.
CHICAGO AND BALTIMORE – Exelon today announced the Finance executives reporting to Jonathan W. (Jack) Thayer, who has previously been named executive vice president and chief financial officer of the combined company, upon close of Exelon’s planned merger with Constellation.
The company is naming executives in the Finance group ahead of schedule to ensure that the appropriate accountability and delegation of authority related to Exelon’s financial systems and banking relationships are firmly in place in advance of the close of the merger. The rest of the executives who will report to President and CEO Christopher M. Crane’s direct reports are expected to be named in February.
“I am excited to welcome this group of proven leaders to the Finance executive group for the new Exelon,” said Thayer. “We are fortunate to have a very high level of talent, and I believe the diverse backgrounds and experiences of this team will enable us to produce superior results for our company and our customers. I’m looking forward to driving efficiency and supporting growth with this team once our merger closes.”
Reporting directly to Thayer upon completion of the merger will be the following executives:
Andrew L. Good, currently senior vice president, Corporate Strategy and Development at Constellation, who will become senior vice president and chief financial officer, Exelon Generation. Good also will report to Crane in his capacity as president of Exelon Generation. Reporting directly to Good will be Jorge Acevedo, currently vice president and controller for PECO, who will become vice president, Power Finance, and Jeffrey R. Williams, who retains his role as vice president, Nuclear Finance.
Bryan P. Wright, currently vice president, chief accounting officer and controller at Constellation, who has been named senior vice president, Corporate Finance. Reporting to Wright will be JaCee M. Burnes, currently vice president and assistant treasurer, Exelon, who will become vice president, Investor Relations; Matthew R. Galvanoni, currently vice president and assistant controller, Exelon, who will become vice president, Financial Systems Integration, with responsibility for strategy and execution involved in bringing together the companies’ financial technologies; and Karie L. Anderson, currently Exelon’s vice president, Corporate FP&A, who has been named to an interim executive role supporting Corporate FP&A & Special Projects.
Duane M. DesParte, who will remain in his role as vice president and controller, Exelon. Reporting to DesParte, and working closely with their respective operating company chief financial officers, will be Robert “Buddy” Aiken, currently executive director and assistant controller, Constellation, who will become vice president and controller, Exelon Generation; David M. Vahos, currently executive director, Audit, Constellation, who will become vice president and controller, BGE, in the fourth quarter of 2012 after the planned retirement of Anne A. Hahn, who currently holds the position; Kevin J. Waden, who will remain in the role of vice president and controller, ComEd; and Scott A. Bailey, currently assistant controller at Exelon Generation, who has been named vice president and controller, PECO.
Stacie M. Frank, currently vice president, Investor Relations for Exelon, who will become vice president and treasurer.
Mary E. Ludford, who will remain in the role of vice president, Audit & Controls, reporting to the Audit Committee of the Exelon Board of Directors in addition to her reporting administratively to Thayer.
Thomas D. Terry Jr., who will remain in the role of vice president, Tax.
The following utility Finance executives will report both to Thayer and to their respective utility chief executive officer upon close of the merger:
Phillip S. Barnett, currently senior vice president and CFO, PECO, who will add the title of treasurer and report to Thayer and PECO President and CEO Craig L. Adams.
Carim V. Khouzami, who will remain in the role of vice president, CFO and treasurer of BGE, reporting to Thayer and BGE President and CEO Kenneth W. DeFontes.
Joseph R. Trpik, who remains in his role as senior vice president, CFO and treasurer, ComEd, reporting to Thayer and ComEd President and CEO Anne R. Pramagiorre.
Today’s announcement does not affect groups currently reporting to Thayer in his role as Constellation chief financial officer, such as Constellation’s Information Technology, Supply Chain and Real Estate groups. Those groups will be reporting to Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative and Diversity Officer and President of Exelon Business Services Company Ruth Ann M. Gillis. Executives in Gillis’ areas will be named as part of the combined company’s regular staffing and selection process.
Additional executive appointment in Constellation
Exelon has also named Jennifer Lowry, currently vice president and treasurer for Constellation, to the position of vice president, Generation Company Strategy, for the combined commercial business, reporting directly to Kenneth W. Cornew, who will become executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Exelon, and president and CEO of Constellation upon close of the merger.
Exelon Corporation is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities with more than $19 billion in annual revenues. The company has one of the industry’s largest portfolios of electricity generation capacity, with a nationwide reach and strong positions in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. Exelon distributes electricity to approximately 5.4 million customers in northern Illinois and southeastern Pennsylvania and natural gas to approximately 494,000 customers in the Philadelphia area. Exelon is headquartered in Chicago and trades on the NYSE under the ticker EXC.
About Constellation Energy
Constellation Energy is a leading competitive supplier of power, natural gas and energy products and services for homes and businesses across the continental United States. It owns a diversified fleet of generating units, totaling approximately 12,000 megawatts of generating capacity, and is a leading advocate for clean, environmentally sustainable energy sources, such as solar power and nuclear energy. The company delivers electricity and natural gas through the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), its regulated utility in Central Maryland. A FORTUNE 500 company headquartered in Baltimore, Constellation Energy had revenues of $14.3 billion in 2010. Learn more online: www.constellation.com.
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for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2011 in (a) Part II, Other Information, ITEM 1A. Risk Factors, (b) Part 1, Financial Information, ITEM 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and (c) Part I,
Financial Information, ITEM 1. Financial Statements: Note 13; (3) Constellation’s 2010 Annual Report on Form 10-K in (a) ITEM 1A. Risk Factors, (b) ITEM 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and (c) ITEM 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data: Note 12; and (4) Constellation’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2011 in (a) Part II, Other Information, ITEM 1A. Risk Factors and ITEM 5. Other Information, (b) Part I, Financial Information, ITEM 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and (c) Part I, Financial Information, ITEM 1. Financial Statements: Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, Commitments and Contingencies. These risks, as well as other risks associated with the proposed merger, are more fully discussed in the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus included in the Registration Statement on Form S-4 that Exelon filed with the SEC and that the SEC declared effective on October 11, 2011 in connection with the proposed merger. In light of these risks, uncertainties, assumptions and factors, the forward-looking events discussed in this communication may not occur. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this communication. Neither Exelon nor Constellation undertake any obligation to publicly release any revision to its forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this communication.
Additional Information and Where to Find it
In connection with the proposed merger between Exelon and Constellation, Exelon filed with the SEC a Registration Statement on Form S-4 that included the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus. The Registration Statement was declared effective by the SEC on October 11, 2011. Exelon and Constellation mailed the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus to their respective security holders on or about October 12, 2011. WE URGE INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS TO READ THE DEFINITIVE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC, BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION about Exelon, Constellation and the proposed merger. Investors and security holders may obtain copies of all documents filed with the SEC free of charge at the SEC's website, www.sec.gov. In addition, a copy of the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus may be obtained free of charge from Exelon Corporation, Investor Relations, 10 South Dearborn Street, P.O. Box 805398, Chicago, Illinois 60680-5398, or from Constellation Energy Group, Inc., Investor Relations, 100 Constellation Way, Suite 600C, Baltimore, MD 21202.