Residents can choose three- or seven-year price electric plan and earn 3 percent cash back

AKRON, Ohio, April 15, 2013 -- Residents of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland can now sign up for the FirstEnergy Solutions Cash Back offer to receive a low fixed price on electric generation for either three or seven years. Customers in the program will earn 3 percent on the electricity they use, which will be paid annually through a Visa Prepaid Card.

This offer is available to residential customers served by AEP Ohio, Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company and Toledo Edison in Ohio; Duquesne, Met-Ed, PECO, Penelec, Penn Power and West Penn Power in Pennsylvania; and Potomac Edison in Maryland.

"Our Cash Back plan is a great way for customers to get money back on something they use every day," said Trent Smith, vice president of Sales & Marketing for FirstEnergy Solutions. "Plus, having the choice of a three- or seven-year plan means they can select the term length that is right for their household."

Residents can find pricing information and enroll online at www.fes.com/cashback. Additional offers from FirstEnergy Solutions – including plans for residents served by Duke Energy Ohio, Dayton Power & Light and PPL – are available on the company's website, www.fes.com.

Residents who choose FirstEnergy Solutions as their electric generation supplier will continue to receive one bill and the same level of service from their utility, and the utility will continue to deliver the electricity, maintain the poles and wires, and respond to power outages.

FirstEnergy Solutions, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), is one of the nation's largest providers of competitive electric generation supply, serving more than 2.5 million customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Michigan and Illinois.

FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia. Its generation subsidiaries control more than 20,000 megawatts of capacity from a diversified mix of scrubbed coal, non-emitting nuclear, natural gas, hydro, pumped-storage hydro and other renewables. Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp.

FirstEnergy Solutions is an unregulated subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. and is not regulated by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. A customer is not required to buy electricity or other products or services from FirstEnergy Solutions in order to receive the same quality service from their local electric utility.



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