CHICAGO and WASHINGTON, D.C. - Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) and Pepco Holdings Inc. (NYSE: POM) today issued the following statement in response to the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia's order on the companies' proposed
"We have now received the Commission's order, and we remain convinced the decision fails to recognize the substantial immediate and long-term benefits of our merger proposal to citizens, businesses and communities in the District of Columbia. We believe our merger proposal is in the public interest, and we will continue working to complete the merger, which all other jurisdictions have approved. Not completing our merger would deny customers in the District of Columbia - as well as Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey - hundreds of millions of dollars in direct financial benefits, improved reliability and storm response, renewable energy projects, and commitments that will preserve their local utility's role as a strong community partner and contributor to economic growth. We want to deliver these benefits to customers and will strive to make that happen."